“Russian Oil Price Cap”: the Middle East’s Perspective

“Russian Oil Price Cap”: the Middle East’s Perspective

Attempts by G7 countries to set a price limit on the sale of Russian oil on world markets are provoking reactions in the Middle East region, especially in oil-producing countries. In local analyst circles, the message promoted by the proponents of this idea that the demand for hydrocarbons has decreased, is not popular. The Americans…

Joe Biden’s Middle Eastern Mirages and Dreams

Joe Biden’s Middle Eastern Mirages and Dreams

As the second year of US President Joe Biden’s “glorious” tenure comes to an end, it is already possible to take stock of some of his policies around the world, including in the Middle East. Many unfortunate events, particularly in recent months, have taken place during this period. These include the Yemeni Houthis’ missile strikes…

Why the Gulf States’ SCO Membership Is a Big Deal

Why the Gulf States’ SCO Membership Is a Big Deal

Washington has backtracked from the dissimulation by the US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan that  Washington had intelligence suggesting Iran was preparing to provide Russia with “several hundred” drones to use in Ukraine, with training sessions set to begin in July.  On July 26, NSC spokesman John Kirby, clarified his boss’ remark by admitting to Al Arabiya,…