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Pandemic puts pressure on Gulf States sovereign wealth funds

Pandemic puts pressure on Gulf States sovereign wealth funds

Sovereign wealth funds in the Gulf countries are facing unprecedented challenges due to the rise of deficit and pressure to increase financial obligations to their public budgets. The drop in crude oil prices, caused by the pandemic last year, forced Gulf countries to increase their borrowing and thereby withdraw from their sovereign wealth funds.
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GEU Podcast: Is multilateralism in crisis? – with Stephanie Liechtenstein

GEU Podcast: Is multilateralism in crisis? – with Stephanie Liechtenstein

We’ve been hearing a lot recently about multilateral diplomacy in crisis but what does this really mean? Closing the first series of Global Europe Unpacked, Will Murray speaks to Stephanie Liechtenstein, the Web Editor-in-Chief of the Security and Human Rights Monitor, about multilateral diplomacy in the age of COVID-19, challenges for the OSCE, the EU, and more…
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Commentary: Post-war Armenia – New remedies for old maladies

Commentary: Post-war Armenia – New remedies for old maladies

Armenia's asymmetric dependence on Russia has cost it dearly, especially during the recent Karabakh war, argues Alexander Petrosyan in this commentary for commonspace.eu. Two projects – the Iran-Armenia railway, and the Iran-Armenia-Georgia gas pipeline – can help restore the balance, he contends.