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Following the assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani in Baghdad on January 3, as a result of a United States (U.S.) airstrike, the Iraqi Parliament passed a resolution stating that it “must work to end the presence of any foreign troops on Iraqi soil and prohibit them from using its land, airspace or water for any reason.”

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Majed A. Al Suwailem

Senior Research Associate Majed is a senior research associate at KAPSARC with a focus on sustainable energy, energy security and energy infrastructure. He… Majed is a senior research associate at KAPSARC with a focus on sustainable energy, energy security and energy infrastructure. He has over 15 years of experience in the oil and gas industry at Chevron and Saudi Aramco. His industry experience has included simulation and modeling, subsurface asset management, hydrocarbon reserves estimation, disruptive technologies and business planning. Majed holds a B.Sc. degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Tulsa in the United States. He also holds an M.Eng. degree in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University, and an M.Sc. in reservoir geosciences and engineering from the Institut Francais du Petrole (IFP School).

Expertise

  • Energy Supply
  • Energy Security and Energy Infrastructure

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Saleh Al Muhanna

Research Analyst Saleh is a senior research analyst in the Policy and Decision Science program. His interests lie in geopolitical research, international… Saleh is a senior research analyst in the Policy and Decision Science program. His interests lie in geopolitical research, international agreements and international trade. Saleh holds a master's degree in international commerce and policy from George Mason University and a B.S. degree in economics from Pennsylvania State University.

Expertise

  • Political theory
  • Geopolitics
  • International trade.

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Rami Shabaneh

Senior Research Associate Rami Shabaneh is a senior research associate with a focus on global gas and liquids markets. Rami has over 13… Rami Shabaneh is a senior research associate with a focus on global gas and liquids markets. Rami has over 13 years of research and industry experience analyzing energy markets and energy policy. Before joining KAPSARC, Rami worked at Cenovus Energy as a market fundamentals analyst, providing analytic support on specific issues affecting North American gas, natural gas liquids and condensate markets. His work informed the company’s hedging strategies. Before working at Cenovus Energy, Rami spent three years as an integral member of the fuels and power research team at the Canadian Energy Research Institute. He holds an M.Sc. in sustainable energy development from the University of Calgary.  

Expertise

  • Oil and Gas Markets
  • Petrochemicals
  • Hydrogen

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