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 Saudi Arabia Enhancing Cooperation with Europe: The Crown Prince’s visit to France and Greece

Saudi Arabia Enhancing Cooperation with Europe: The Crown Prince’s visit to France and Greece

Just a month after his regional tour, during which he met with his Egyptian, Jordanian and Turkish counterparts, and only two weeks after US President Joe...Read more

UN General Assembly adopts resolution recognising the human right to a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment

UN General Assembly adopts resolution recognising the human right to a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment

On 28 July the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution that recognises the human right to a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment. The...Read more

Saudi Arabia’s Path to Economic Diversification through Research, Development, and Innovation

Saudi Arabia’s Path to Economic Diversification through Research, Development, and Innovation

All of the GCC member states are taking action to realise economic diversification while minimising dependency on fossil fuels. The most recent ranking of...Read more

France and UAE Further Cooperation on Energy and Climate Change

France and UAE Further Cooperation on Energy and Climate Change

On 18-19 July, the President of the UAE, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, was in Paris for an official meeting with the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel...Read more

Saudi Arabia to Open Its Airspace to Israel

Saudi Arabia to Open Its Airspace to Israel

Over the past two years, diplomatic and trade relations between certain Arab states and Israel have taken an unprecedented turn. In December 2020, the United...Read more

UAE Economic Diversification: 47% Increase in Non-Oil Exports

UAE Economic Diversification: 47% Increase in Non-Oil Exports

Since the discovery of immense oil and gas fields and the founding of the Federation, the economy of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), like its Gulf neighbours,...Read more

Latest Publications

REROUTING EU-GULF TIES VIA PLURILATERAL COLLABORATION WITH ASIA

REROUTING EU-GULF TIES VIA PLURILATERAL COLLABORATION WITH ASIA

As the European Union (EU) and the Gulf countries explore innovative ideas to revitalise their partnership, these blocs and their members could benefit by...Read more

REPORT: ACCELERATING THE TRANSFORMATION - TECHNOLOGY, COVID AND THE FUTURE OF WORK

REPORT: ACCELERATING THE TRANSFORMATION - TECHNOLOGY, COVID AND THE FUTURE OF WORK

Over recent years, countries in Europe and the Gulf have been grappling with restructuring their economies to provide appropriate employment opportunities for...Read more

REPORT: IRAN’S REGIONAL INFLUENCE AND ILLICIT ARMS

REPORT: IRAN’S REGIONAL INFLUENCE AND ILLICIT ARMS

On 8 April 2021, the Bussola Institute, in partnership with the Atlantic Council, hosted a webinar addressing Iran’s regional policies in relation to small...Read more

REPORT: EU-GCC COOPERATION ON THE ENERGY TRANSITION

REPORT: EU-GCC COOPERATION ON THE ENERGY TRANSITION

On 31 March 2021, the Bussola Institute hosted a webinar addressing the current debate around climate change, the drive towards a zero-carbon economy, and the...Read more

REPORT: THE ABRAHAM ACCORDS: A WAY FORWARD FOR PEACE AND WELLBEING?

REPORT: THE ABRAHAM ACCORDS: A WAY FORWARD FOR PEACE AND WELLBEING?

On 16 March 2021, the Bussola Institute hosted a webinar addressing the potential of the Abraham Accords as a framework for the development of a more...Read more

COVID-19, OIL PRICE CONTRACTION AND ENERGY TRANSITION: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE GCC STATES AND EUROPE

COVID-19, OIL PRICE CONTRACTION AND ENERGY TRANSITION: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE GCC STATES AND EUROPE

This paper explores how the contraction of traditional energy revenues, combined with the effects of combating the variety of challenges posed by COVID-19, are...Read more

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