Kateqoriya arxivləri: Gulf monarchies

Will the Oil Producing Giants’ Rare Cooperation Last?

On November 30, OPEC secured a cut in oil production from 33.8 million barrels a day (b/d) to 32.5 million b/d. As cheap oil from the global oil glut created budgetary shortfalls in oil-producing countries across the world, the severe economic challenges facing petro-states led to this special agreement, which is OPEC’s first to cut oil output since 2008, and the first time that non-OPEC Russia will back the cartel’s cuts to prop up prices since 2001. This unexpected decision sparked a huge rally in the price of both oil and gasoline. Given the state of regional turmoil from Syria to Yemen, however, it is legitimate to ask if politics will cause the agreement to fall apart in 2017.

The agreement was designed to reduce the production in global oil markets. It was successful despite pessimistic forecasts leading up to last month’s meeting in Vienna.After all, OPEC’s April 2016 meeting, held in Doha, ended with no deal, as member countries did not reach any consensus on the level of oil production. Iran participated in private talks led by Qatar, which currently holds the Oxumağa davam et Will the Oil Producing Giants’ Rare Cooperation Last?

How Saudi Arabia will reduce dependence on oil?

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The (un)expected turning point occurred in the energy market when one of the world’s biggest crude oil exporters – Saudi Arabia declared that it will cut dependence on oil revenue by 2020. The new ambitious strategic concept intends to lay out a new economic trajectory amid the deep crisis in the oil market. The chief mastermind behind this ambitious plan is Minister of defence of the Kingdom – a top Prince Mohammad bin Salman.  According to his latest interview to Bloomberg, the main idea of the concept will be released in 6 weeks. However, a long oil-boom period left the Saudi Arabia’s economy dependent on oil export, it made the country the biggest oil exporter. Yet it is very arguable topic whether the new economic reforms will be successfully implemented until 2020 or not. Oxumağa davam et How Saudi Arabia will reduce dependence on oil?

Mısırla yakınlaşma Suudi Arabistanın yeni stratejisi mi?

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Suudi Arabistan Kralı Salmanın tahta geçişinden sonra ilk kez Mısıra resmi ziyarete gelmesi akıllarda soru işaretleri doğurdu – iki ülke arasındakı yakınlaşma Suudi Arabistanın yeni stratejisi ola bilir mi? Bazı yabancı uzmanların sözlerine değinirsek eğer bu yakınlaşmanın asıl sebebi Er-Riyadın Suriye, Yemen, Irak ve Libyadakı iç savaşların sonlandırmak isteğidir ve bu konuda da cumhurbaşkanı  el – Sisiye önemli bir rol ayrılmıştır. Son 5 yılda Orta Doğuda patlak veren kanlı iç savaşlar Mısır ve Suudi Arabistanı bir işbirliğine itmektedir. Lakin her ne kadar iki ülke ortak amaçlar için bir araya geldiğini beyan etseler de hem Kahire hem de Riyad Orta Doğuda tamamen farklı politikalar yürütmektedirler. Bu politika ister Suriye krizinde, isterse de Yemen krizinde kendini açıkca beyan ediyor. Oxumağa davam et Mısırla yakınlaşma Suudi Arabistanın yeni stratejisi mi?

A new coalition against terrorism, or the next unsuccessful attempt?

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“Our main goal is not only to give a fight against ISIS but also to abolish terrorism that became a common disease of Islamic world” stated defense minister of Saudi Kingdom prince Muhammad ibn Salman.

Last week Saudi Arabia declared about its new plan to from an Islamic coalition that consists 34 countries to confront Islamic extremism in the Middle East. According to sources the headquarters of coalition will be placed in Ar – Riyadh. The worsening situation in Arabian Peninsula threatens the national security of Saudi Kingdom more in the light of Yemen conflict. The war that had been launched by King Salman and his son Muhammad despite all expectations is still proceeding amid political and humanitarian chaos in the Middle East. Oxumağa davam et A new coalition against terrorism, or the next unsuccessful attempt?

Russia’s Shadow in the Middle East: Riyadh – Moscow Nuclear Agreement

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During his official visit to Russian Federation, deputy of crown prince and minister of defense of Saudi Arabia – prince Muhammad Bin Salman, held a long negotiation with Russian president Vladimir Putin, concerning the new agreements on military co-operation and economic co-operation between two states. For the first time, state officials discussed the situation in the Middle East, particularly in Syria and Yemen. Prince was assured that Russia is not aimed to change its positions in Syrian crisis and this point prevents two countries from being the closest allies. Oxumağa davam et Russia’s Shadow in the Middle East: Riyadh – Moscow Nuclear Agreement

Does Saudi Arabia want to make a peace?

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 Iran, the United States and five other world powers have sealed a breakthrough framework agreement outlining limits on Iran’s nuclear program, despite attempts by Israel and Saudi Arabia to thwart the deal. Saudi Arabia, who is considering as a main opposite force to deal with Shiite Iran, believes that the deal must ensure stability in the region. Moreover, the deal means that Iran will be able to strengthen its presence in the region even more. Iraq, Lebanon, Yemen – the countries where Shiites gained a wide floor, is a direct threat to national security of Saudi Arabia, as well as for Gulf monarchies.
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YEMEN: TARİHİ PARÇALANMA VE YENİ RADİKAL DALGA

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Tüm dünyada geniş yankı uyandıran “Arap Baharı” olaylarının üzerinden bir kaç yıl geçmiş olsa da, geride kalan kaos ve anarşi bölgeyi bütünüyle tehdit altında tutmaya devam ediyor. Devrimin, otoriter rejimleri devirdiği Libya, Yemen ve Irak gibi ülkeler, halen siyasi karışıklık döneminin en acı günlerini yaşamaya devam ediyor.

Suriye’de devam eden kanlı iç savaş bağlamında Yemen’de yaşanan olaylar dünya kamuoyunun dikkatinden kaçar. Uzun yıllar ülkeyi demir yumruk politikasıyla yöneten general Ali Abdullah Salih sonunda ordu birliklerinin ve Başkan’ın korumalarının da halk kitlesinin tarafına geçmesi ile son dayanaklarını kaybetmiş ve 2011 yılında hukuki dokunulmazlık şartıyla istifaya razı olmuştur.[i] Oxumağa davam et YEMEN: TARİHİ PARÇALANMA VE YENİ RADİKAL DALGA