Middle East Oil & Gas Blogs

Much At Stake For Iran In Iraq Crisis

Much is at stake for Iran, as fighting continues in Iraq between government forces and the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS). Iran's major concern is that the weakening of Iraqi Prime...

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Gulf States: Key Themes For 2014

We retain a generally positive view of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states' prospects, as we head into 2014. While headline economic growth should slow, mainly because of smaller gains in...

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Learning To Live With Geopolitical Shocks

Geopolitical shocks are reasonably frequent occurrences, but most are mitigated by prudent behaviour on the part of the main decision-makers, and very few crises escalate into regional wars. The fact...

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What Would An Israel-Iran War Look Like?

Without doubt, one of the biggest political risks in the world going into 2013 is the possibility that Israel will attack Iran to halt its nuclear programme. With this in mind, Business Monitor...

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