Cybercrime laws and the GCC

Cybercrime laws and the GCC

By Bill Law Chatham House has just released a study, ‘Cybercrime Legislation in the GCC: Fit for Purpose?’ The author, Joyce Hakmeh, is a Cyber Research Fellow at the influential London-based think tank. Among her conclusions, she notes that “most of these...
Playing Iran

Playing Iran

  By Bill Law January 29, 2018   Notwithstanding the entrenched animosity between bitter rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran, it is possible that Iranian regional ambitions could be curbed using the Iran nuclear deal (JPCOA) as both a carrot and a stick. Were that to happen,...
Qatar rides out the blockade

Qatar rides out the blockade

By Bill Law November 9, 2017   The air, land and sea blockade imposed on Qatar by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt – otherwise known as the Quartet – has significantly impacted Qatar’s economy, but not nearly as much as the four had...