The impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues to reverberate in the Middle East and around the world.
A recent dispute at an OPEC+ meeting, has exposed the growing strains between Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Lebanon is in the midst of an economic free fall, the degree to which is jaw dropping.
Opening up to private sector investment is the only way forward for Arabian Gulf countries.
ISIL's oil production maybe in decline but that does not mean the group will simply disappear.
Although Saudi Arabia has appointed a new oil minister, it will most likely continue to maintain its current petroleum production policy.
A multipronged approach is needed stop ISIS from profiting from the oil fields under its control.
Iran appears to be increasing its military presence in the Middle East, raising a lot of questions about just what its ambitions are.
The Islamic State needs to be fought militarily, but the underlying causes of frustration and marginalization also have to be addressed.
Kuwait is one of the richest countries in the world, but due to its lack of economic diversification, any potential decline in the oil price could cause serious problems to its economy.