ALGERIA. Sonatrach announced this week a new gas discovery in southwest Algeria's Gourara basin. This latest gas field find, made in partnership with Royal Dutch Shell and Abu Dhabi's Liwa Energy, is the fifth in just the first quarter of 2009.
INTERNATIONAL. In the end, it is unlikely that the territorial Islamic State can survive. The truth is that Turkey, Iran and Saudi Arabia are all waiting for the U.S. to solve the problem with air power and a few ground forces. These actions will not destroy IS, but they will break the group's territorial coherence.
UAE. Hosting political expert and author of "End of History", Francis Fukuyama, who will talk about the political state of the world and the most prominent powers in the geopolitical landscape at present, in addition to highlighting major political trends for 2015.