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This section examines the socio-economic trends and developments in the region and how they influence the regions, and vice-versa. It contains research on the dynamics in economies and societal trends.

02 July 2024 | Africa

Alliance Energy Resilience Investments via cooperation with Northern Africa Case study Egypt



Egypt’s dynamic transition towards renewable energy, and its leveraging of abundant solar and wind resources.

Alliance Energy Resilience Investments via cooperation with Northern Africa Case study Egypt

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  Weekly readings


Reading Of The Week: What Russia Wants in the Middle East



[ © Foreign Affairs ]

 Since Hamas’s October 7 attack on Israel, Russia has enjoyed watching the deteriorating situation in the Middle East preoccupy its main adversary, the United States. On April 13, however, Moscow grew concerned when, in retaliation for an attack on the Damascus consulate of Iran, its growing ally, Tehran launched more than 300 missiles and drones at Israel.  

A Flurry of Activity in Bahrain-China Relations



[ © The Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington ]

 The Bahrain-China relationship has rarely garnered much interest – that is, until recently. At the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum in May, the two countries agreed to form a comprehensive strategic partnership. The agreement skipped over a strategic partnership designation and placed the small Gulf country in the same category – at least on paper – as regional heavyweights