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How Qatar’s logistics foresight helps pandemic relief efforts

As efforts are made to ensure a steady supply of vaccines and essential materials, it is the logistics hub in Qatar that may bring decisive advantages to the international table.

Is Mohammed bin Salman an Arabian Atatürk?

Turkey’s Mustafa Kemal Atatürk defied the superpowers of the period and successfully led a war of independence. More recently, some have suggested that the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman might be in Atatürk’s footsteps.

Does Iran want to be removed from the FATF blacklist?

Since Hassan Rouhani was elected President in 2013, his government has been trying to take Iran out of the FATF’s blacklist of “Non-Compliant Countries or Territories”.

Political rivalries complicate Iran’s data policies and banking regulations

In the event of the US lifting sanctions, one of Iran’s most difficult challenges will be to bring its data policy and banking regulations up to international standards.

A regional plan of action to complement the JCPOA

With President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration approaching, there is much discussion on the fate of JCPOA not only in Washington and Tehran, but also in regions worldwide.