Masih Alinejad, the Gulf's "Greenshift," and More

Roule on Alinejad, the Gulf's Greenshift, and More

There‚Äôs a lot going on at the moment in the Middle East (as there always is). The biggest story of the week is the recently uncovered alleged kidnap attempt against Iranian dissident journalist Masih Alinejad, something that could have major implications for future U.S./Iran relations. One of the most undercovered stories concerns the recent moves by Gulf States to go green — or greener, at least. To get insight on both these stories (and some other intriguing issues as well) we spoke to Norman Roule. Roule is an Octavian Report contributor and a former senior CIA Middle East officer and a current consultant on regional security, political, and energy issues.