Topic: Oil

State-sponsored demonstration against the USA in Tehran on 04.11.2018, the anniversary of the storming of the U.S. embassy in Tehran in 1979 (photo: ILNA)

U.S. sanctions against Iran

The lonely "axis of evil"

A poster depicting U.S. president Donald Trump, stating that all U.S. customers will be charged 25 percent more than others starting from the day President Trump started the trade war against China, is displayed outside a restaurant in Guangzhou in south China's Guangdong province on 13 August, 2018 (photo: picture-alliance/AP Images/CCP)

Middle East economies

Treading the trade war tightrope

Saudi King Salman (centre) receives Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki (left) and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (right) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on 16 September 2018. The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea were in Saudi Arabia to sign a peace accord between the two East African nations (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/SPA)

Ethiopia, Eritrea, Saudi Arabia and the UAE

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Winds of change in the Gulf

Young people protest against the government in the southern Iraqi city of Basra (photo: AP/picture-alliance)

From Basra to Baghdad

Young Iraqis rise up for a life worth living

U.S. President Donald Trump listens to a question during a news conference, 12 July 2018 (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/P. Monsivais)

U.S. sanctions against the Islamic Republic

Playing poker with Iran

Shared strategic interests: Sunni Sultan of Oman Qabus ibn Said meets with Shia Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Tehran, August 2013 (photo: mehr)

Geopolitical alliances in the Middle East

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Religionʹs waning role

Oil worker standing in front of a derrick in Iraq (photo: Haidar Mohammed Ali/AFP/Getty Images)

Iraqʹs wrangle over natural resources

The battle for Kurdish oil

Mahathir Mohamad smiles during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur on 10 May 2018 (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/A. Hoe)

Malaysiaʹs Mahathir targets corruption

Graft links to the Gulf

The flags of Saudi Arabia, the European Union and Germany (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Saudi Arabia and the West

Europe's window of opportunity

U.S. President Donald Trump leaves after announcing his decision about the nuclear deal with Iran during a speech at the White House, 8 May 2018 (photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. de-certifies Iran nuclear deal

Tread softly, President Trump

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (photo: picture-alliance)

Political transformation under Mohammed bin Salman

Saudi Arabiaʹs perilous pivot

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan (photo: picture-alliance)

UAE foreign policy and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi

Hardly a ruler in waiting

Military parade in the United Arab Emirates (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Emirates News Agency)

Saudi Arabian and UAE foreign policy

A finger in every pie

U.S. President Donald Trump and Vice-President Mike Pence at the White House in Washington (photo: Reuters)

U.S. policy on the Middle East

The imperial reflex

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (photo: picture-alliance/AP Images/N. Asfouri)

Africa's Muslims

Pawns of the Saudis

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (right) together with Saudi Arabia′s King Salman (photo: picture-alliance/abaca)

Power play in Saudi Arabia

Charting a seismic shift

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