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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.