Tag: Straits of Hormuz

  • The GCC and the Nuclear Question

    By: Laura El-Katiri

    For a long time, nuclear energy appeared to be an unlikely scenario for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states. However, the late 2000s have seen a policy U-turn in the GCC’s attitude toward nuclear power, with the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia now pursuing plans for their own nuclear reactors by the 2020s. The […]

  • On Oil Embargos and the Myth of the Iranian Oil Weapon

    By: Laura El-Katiri , Bassam Fattouh

    The exchange of threats between Iran and the West vis-à-vis Iranian oil exports to European and other consumer countries has received wide attention among policy makers and analysts; IMF officials predict that crude oil prices could increase by as much as 30 percent in case of a halt of Iran’s exports to OECD countries, and […]