In This Week's Edition: OPEC+ Slashes Production And Dems Push Biden To React, Sparks Fly Between Turkey And Greece, Some Personal News... And More.
A bit of “personal” news first...
Some who follow me on social media may have learned that I have joined the National Council On US - Arab Relations to be their “First” Distinguished International Defense Affairs Fellow.
I am delighted to join the National Council, whom I’ve been an admirer of their work for years, this news coupled with my research efforts and supporting roles as an Advisory Committee Member at Georgetown University’s Small States Research Program (Qatar Campus).
This will significantly help me focus on my area of expertise and, hopefully, add more value to you, the reader, by better presenting what is relevant to the MENA region.
So thank you for reading, subscribing, and joining me in this journey of knowledge.
News stories I’m following this week …
Trump Critics Float Theory Jared Kushner Urged Saudis to Cut Oil Production. (Newsweek)
Biden Should Hit Saudi Arabia Where It Really Hurts. (Bloomberg)
Families of detainees appeal to US to kick up pressure in Mideast. (France 24)
Tillerson testifies he was unaware of Trump ally Barrack's role in foreign policy. (Reuters)
U.S. OKs potential sale of rounds for Abrams tanks to Kuwait. (Reuters)
US Approves Proposed $3 Billion Raytheon Missile Sale to Kuwait. (Bloomberg)
Qatar World Cup outcry shows modern sports protests are just another form of marketing. (The Globe and Mail)
Gary Neville reveals he will work for Qatari state-run broadcaster beIN SPORTS at the World Cup - but insists it does NOT make him a 'hypocrite'. ( The Daily Mail)
U.S. conducts back-to-back raids in Syria, killing key ISIS operatives. (The Washington Post)
Turkey’s Erdogan Says Greece Should Take Warnings Seriously (Bloomberg)
Opinion: The Best Defense Against the Energy Weapon: Big Oil. ( WSJ)
In other news …
Saudi fan walking across the desert to reach FIFA World Cup in Qatar. (Al Jazeera)
Egypt Wants Its Rosetta Stone Back From the British Museum. (Gizmodo)
‘Anxiety and nerves’: Lionel Messi confirms Qatar will be his last World Cup. (The Guardian)
What time are World Cup matches in the UK, US and Qatar, and what is the time difference? (The Independent)
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