INTERNATIONAL. Something extraordinary, albeit not unexpected, is happening in the Persian Gulf region. The United States, lacking a coherent strategy to deal with Iran and too distracted to develop one, is struggling to navigate Iraq’s fractious political landscape in search of a deal that would allow Washington to keep a meaningful military presence in the country beyond the end-of-2011 deadline stipulated by the current Status of Forces Agreement.
At the same time, Saudi Arabia, dubious of U.S. capabilities and intentions toward Iran, appears to be inching reluctantly toward an accommod
Posted: September 7, 2016
UAE. dedicated Iran Desk brings together specialist lawyers from across our global network, to advise our clients with both inbound and outbound interests in Iran.
Posted: July 29, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Iran received its first delivery of Russian-made S-300 air defense systems in May; Satellite imagery shows intensive construction underway at an air base near Tehran to accommodate the systems.
Posted: June 2, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Shifting power relationships in the Middle East are reordering regional geopolitics, entrenching a stalemate of conflict that threatens to further destabilize the region.
Posted: May 26, 2016
UAE. The 85% rally since Brent hit a 12-years low in Jan was supported by multiple factors, mainly oil disruption from major exporters and production cut back by U.S. shale.
Posted: May 18, 2016
UAE. Iran's imminent re-entry to global trade to headline discussions at Seatrade Maritime Middle East 2016 exhibition and conference.
Posted: May 4, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. The climate has rarely been so favourable to a resolution of the conflict. The chaos that is sweeping the Middle East has been a game-changer in relation to Israel and the Arab countries.
Posted: April 18, 2016
UAE. The disagreement is mainly due to Tehran's resistance to the idea of an output freeze; Saudi Arabia is not willing to do a deal without Iran's participation as this could ignite a market share war.
Posted: April 14, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Despite the impact of low oil prices and civil unrest on many countries in the Middle East, a number of economies have a favourable long-term growth outlook, including the UAE, Iran, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia.
Posted: March 30, 2016
UAE. What immediate effect all this will have on the shipping industry remains to be seen. There may, in the medium term, be a reduction in VLCC rates; But not all restrictions have been removed.
Posted: March 2, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Domestic companies look for investment/technology/manufacturing process enhancement partners as key drivers of transformational growth in the region.
Posted: February 26, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Prosperity enabled Moscow to spend liberally on its military, its economic development and, more subtly, its loans to countries in exchange for influence.
Posted: February 17, 2016
UAE. With US$600 billion worth of trade expected between Iran and China alone over the next ten years, the UAE is likely to be one of the trading hubs to benefit.
Posted: February 15, 2016
UAE. Join regulatory expert Iain Stewart-Linnhe at Capital Club Dubai on 17 February to tackle the key questions in the ongoing Iran discussion.
Posted: February 12, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. A Syria in which the regime and IS, rather than other rebel groups, are the only real domestic players turns Bashar al-Assad into a pivotal cog in the fight against jihadism. That is something Saudi Arabia cannot allow to happen. To turn the tide, it needs a United States that is engaged and willing to do its bit.
Posted: February 7, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. At the core of Iranian efforts to become a global sports and airline hub will be its willingness to relax strict gender segregation, dress codes and its ban on alcohol.
date:Posted: October 24, 2016
UAE. Blockchain can impact key areas of finance including retail payments infrastructure, remittances, FX trading, trade finance, capital markets and compliance activities;
Booz Allen Hamilton identifies specific opportunities, recommends how the UAE can organize and co-ordinate efforts.
date:Posted: October 24, 2016
UAE. Business confidence in Middle East improves for second consecutive quarter, but remains low amid slumping growth rates; 44% of businesses report worsening conditions; UAE in stronger position as budget surplus relaxes austerity measures.