Category Archives: Middle East

Saudi Aramco raises $25.6 billion in biggest-ever IPO

Saudi Aramco on Thursday priced its long-awaited IPO at the high end of the target range, raising $25.6 billion and giving the energy giant a valuation of $1.7 trillion in the world’s biggest stock sale. Aramco priced its initial public

Managed Instability Iran, the Taliban, and Afghanistan

Iran’s support for the Taliban is an effective way of retaliating against the United States, but there’s more to it By Interaction Desk On October 23, the Terrorist Financing Targeting Center (TFTC) imposed sanctions on two Iranian Quds Force officers

Why SA, UAE ignored Pakistan to build strong ties with India?

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have talked about setting up a refinery plant worth at least $ 70 billion in India. The giant oil and petrochemicals refinery project will be built jointly by Saudi Aramco and Abu Dhabi

Who stands to gain from unrest in Iran?

I once had an animated conversation with the Middle East correspondent of a leading Indian newspaper regarding the resilience of the Iranian political system. The year was 2001. The conversation took place in the backdrop of mass protests and clashes

Doha Forum

15th December 2019 2nd Day in Doha, Qatar Doha Forum concluded on Sunday 15 December following two days of discussion and debate among the leading policy makers of the world, who had reconvened in Qatar for this year’s 19th edition,

Doha Forum

14th December 2019 1st Day in Doha, Qatar The opening session of the Doha Forum 2019, held under the theme “Shaping Policy in an Interconnected World” launched with an opening address by His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani,

Reimagining Governance in a Multipolar World

Report on DOHA FORUM 2019 NusratMirza Doha Forum, with more than 4000 participants and 300 speakers, from more than 100 countries, took place on 14 and 15th December 2019 at Doha Qatar. It was very high level conference where Presidents, Prime

Who stands to gain from unrest in Iran?

By M. K. Bhadrakumar I once had an animated conversation with the Middle East correspondent of a leading Indian newspaper regarding the resilience of the Iranian political system. The year was 2001. The conversation took place in the backdrop of

That’s the real problem Iran’s protests are grassroots

Not foreign – driven, and that’s the real problem By Andrew Korybko Iran’s problem isn’t that foreign forces are politically encouraging the latest unrest and possibly even directly supporting some of the most violent provocateurs to an uncertain extent, but

Netanyahu’s real crimes

By Dr. James J. Zogby After years of investigation and months of delay, Israel’s Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit formally indicted Benjamin Netanyahu for crimes ranging from his violation of public trust to bribery and fraud. Israel’s apologists will argue that