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Commentary By MEPC Experts
In November 2016, OPEC’s obituary was ready, and geopolitics was a leading coauthor. If two of the most important OPEC members—Iran and Saudi Arabia—lacked diplomatic relations, how could they trust each other to adhere to production quotas?
The visit of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to the White House in early May appears to have generated some hope among regional commentators that U.S. President Donald Trump may resuscitate the moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Regional Arab observers see Mr.
The pretence has ended. The gloves are off. Iran’s Minister of Defence, Brigadier General Hossein Dehgan, has openly threatened to destroy the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the exception of Mecca and Medina if it “does something ignorant”.