Author Page


Bill Law


Law is a former BBC Gulf analyst. Follow him on twitter: @Billlaw49

At a time when MbS was attempting to refloat the delayed sale of Aramco shares, the drone attacks have laid bare the extreme vulnerability of the world's largest energy company.

20 September, 2019

Comment: The rash and unreasonable list of demands that Saud Arabia has issued to Qatar shows a total disregard for diplomacy, and little thought for the consequences, writes Bill Law.

03 July, 2017

Comment: The Emirati government may have crushed dissent on the home front, but the Yemen war drags on, and the GCC now risks being torn apart, writes Bill Law.

16 June, 2017

Comment: Blockading food shipments, withdrawing air space, whipping up anti-Qatar fever in state controlled media. It's time Saudi Arabia and its allies acted responsibly and diplomatically, writes Bill Law.

12 June, 2017

Comment: Mohammed bin Salman is a young man in a rush - to shake up Saudi society as he amasses unprecedented influence in the kingdom, writes Bill Law.

15 June, 2016

As Aleppo burns, history will surely judge that in our collective failure to find a way to save Syria, we have empowered brutal dictators, writes Bill Law.

03 May, 2016

Comment: Riyadh is turning to Thatcherite privatisation in a bid to boost economic efficiency - and the man behind this is as revolutionary as he is ruthless, notes Bill Law.

07 April, 2016

Comment: Around half a million Lebanese work in the Gulf, but the deportation of suspected Hizballah supporters to Beirut this week underlines how vulnerable life is for the diaspora here.

18 March, 2016

Comment: The use of citizenship-stripping as a punitive measure against 'terrorists' may give convenient cover to regimes less concerned about the niceties of the law, writes Bill Law.

10 March, 2016

Comment: The liberation of the strategic town of al-Shaddadi in northeast Syria from IS has paved the way for the liberation of Raqqa and Mosul, writes Bill Law.

02 March, 2016