SAUDI ARABIA AND THE ENERGY MARKETS
Since the KSA plays a pivotal role in both global energy markets and the Muslim world its helpful to have a good handle on both of those roles. The Department of Energy has just released its latest Country Analysis Report on Saudi Arabia
- these DOE -EIA pages are one of the best, concise, open source, quick references on economic intelligence available anywhere. Long before the invasion of Iraq they had reported on the sanctions-violating French and Russian
" precontracts" with the Baathist regime for various undeveloped Iraqi oilfields. I'd put this site up there with Jane's defense and intelligence reports in terms of quality ( and it's free).
(Hat tip Crossroads Arabia