UAE balanced their budgets at $70/barrel , but now with $45/barrel prices things are all wonky. Iranians about to get back into the market pumping 4M barrels a day to make up lost time for the last 30 years. That means crazy budget cuts, VAT (starting at 5%; compare to singapore who is at 10% now but originally started at 3%) and possibly income tax.
Kurds were the cornerstone of US policy in ethnically and religiously dividing the region but now they must take a step back since its way more useful for sunnis and shiites to be fighting. I think theyll try to have turks and kurds take pieces of iraq in exchange for some concessions in syria.
About yemen, the more you look at it the more ridiculous it is that the american support for saudi goes uncontested.
You have a president whose term is expired and was kicked out by his own people and army, aided by the wealthiest nation and most powerful nation, who have even sent ground troops against houthis who havent received any, and he hasnt been able to make significant gains and barely any yemenis on his side so they ahve to import colombian mercenaries.