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This week's edition of MEED magazine

Commentary

Ras Laffan, Qatar

Qatar’s return to spending

By Kevin Baxter

Doha is keen to both strengthen its gas operations as well as diversify its hydrocarbons sector

Libya

Recovery in Libyan oil exports

By Wil Crisp

The country is further than ever from being able to form a unified military force to resist the militias

Pylon

Energy key to Jordan’s security

By Andrew Roscoe

Amman has been forced to buy expensive fuel oil to meet the shortfall in gas supplies

Kurdistan

Isis threatens Kurdish hopes

By Mark Watts

Erbil faces difficult questions about its quest for independence

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Special Reports

Smart cities

Smart cities: Raising the quality of life

24 August 2014

The rolling out of smart cities in the Middle East is being used to atrract and keep high calibre residents

    Russia

    Sanctions to dent Russia's economy

    21 August 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

    The Middle East could prove a useful ally for Russia as the country’s relations with the US and Europe deteriorate

      Morocco's King Mohammed VI

      Morocco: Subsidy reform leading the region

      20 August 2014

      Subsidy controls implemented by King Mohammed VI and the government have yielded results

        Whatever Al-Maliki’s role in the spread of Isis, it soon became clear that he was unable to counter the military threat

        Uniting against a common enemy

        14 August 2014 | By Mark Watts

        Nouri al-Maliki’s position became untenable as allies lost patience with reaction to Islamist advance

          Trends

          Risk ratings in the Middle East and North Africa

          Navigating regional political and security risk Subscription Required

          By Rebecca Spong

          Investors face a widening and complex web of risks in the Middle East and North Africa region

          More Trends

          Agenda

          Russia's President Vladimir Putin with Egyptian counterpart Abdul Fattah al-Sisi

          Russia looks to the Middle East Subscription Required

          By Rebecca Spong

          As sanctions imposed by the West begin to bite, Russia faces a potential funding gap and is looking to form new alliances in the Middle East and North Africa

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          Analysis

          Value and number of GCC IPOs

          Gulf sees listings spike in second quarter Subscription Required

          By Rebecca Spong

          Number of initial public offerings in the Gulf rise in second quarter

          More Analysis

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