Nuclear negotiations losing ground

Arabia Monitor Monthly
August Monthly

In this month’s update, we provide our views on:

  • The ongoing protests in Iran and how they could be a portent of things to come as nuclear negotiations stall and the potential for sanctions relief remains uncertain.

  • Despite a tendency to alter its fiscal policy relative to oil prices, Saudi Arabia is expected to remain on its spending efficiency drive; fiscal strings are set to remain tight for now, even amid higher oil production.

  • As China’s regional and economic influence grows though its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), so too do its security concerns. The big question is whether Beijing can achieve results different from well-trodden neo-colonialist paths. 

Florence Eid-Oakden, Ph.D, Chief Economist

Ghalia Al Bajali, Leila Lajevardi, Mingqiao Zhao, Analysts 

Arabia Monitor’s MENA Monthly publication provides a timely snapshot of most notable recent developments in the dynamic MENA region. Our analysts get past the news to deliver the core, forward looking conclusions that markets-oriented readers look for.

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