Oman has historically leveraged its relative isolation for maximum prosperity, but the days of isolation are rapidly drawing to a close.
I've let my contempt for Saudi Arabia's current governing system be known - several times. This is because it's a personality-centric system driven by personalities that most of you wouldn't want to invite to dinner. In such systems, psychology matters when understanding certain events. Let's take a walk through, shall we, and understand Saudi state … Continue reading Saudi Arabia’s Power Play (Or, the Childishness of Kings)
Iran's back in the news - deal or no deal, they ask? Much of it hinges on internal factors nobody knows except the Iranian government's higher ups. You can flip a coin and be just as likely to be right, so we won't bother. Across the Gulf, the shiekhs and kings (and one sultan) watch … Continue reading The Geopolitical Game of the Persian Gulf (Or, how all the king’s men are increasingly screwed)