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Turkey Embarking on a “New Era of Cooperation” with Gulf Neighbours

Turkey Embarking on a “New Era of Cooperation” with Gulf Neighbours

As Turkey is facing its worst economic crisis in 20 years, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has embarked on a diplomatic reconciliation offensive with its Gulf...Read more

UAE-Sudan Engagement on Red Sea Port

UAE-Sudan Engagement on Red Sea Port

After several months of turmoil following a military coup last October, calm appears to have come back to the streets of Khartoum, the Sudanese capital. The...Read more

Towards energy independence from Moscow?   The EU, Egypt and Israel sign a gas agreement in Cairo

Towards energy independence from Moscow? The EU, Egypt and Israel sign a gas agreement in Cairo

While the member states of the European Union (EU) are seeking to forge new bilateral partnerships to alleviate their domestic dependence on Russian gas and...Read more

FTA Between Israel and UAE – Two Years since the Abraham Accords

FTA Between Israel and UAE – Two Years since the Abraham Accords

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel normalised diplomatic relations in September 2020 by signing the Abraham Accords. Since then, the two countries have...Read more

LNG - Germany and Qatar May Soon Reach Common Ground

LNG - Germany and Qatar May Soon Reach Common Ground

While the prospect of a rapid agreement between Qatar and Germany on the delivery of liquified natural gas (LNG) still seemed unlikely a month ago, in...Read more

LNG from Qatar: Still A Long Way Ahead for Germany

LNG from Qatar: Still A Long Way Ahead for Germany

As European Union (EU) member states continue to pursue an elusive consensus over the embargo on Russian oil and gas with of view to ramping up sanctions...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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