As Turkey, Russia and the US weigh up their options, a shaky ceasefire in Syria’s Idlib province may be about to end.
A transcript, edited for length and clarity, taken from the 18 September Arab Digest podcast with Sami Hamdi, editor in chief of The International Interest.
An urgent need for affordable housing is putting pressure on the government as it grapples with the economic impact of low oil prices and Covid-19.
We are pleased to publish Grace Dunn’s winning entry in the inaugural Arab Digest – Anglo-Omani Society Essay Competition for Year 12 and Year 13 students (ages 16 -18).
Mada Masr correctly predicts results of Senate elections; calls for anti-regime demonstrations mount; as economy shrivels, Sisi goes on a fundraising drive.
The establishment of diplomatic relations with the UAE and Bahrain, coupled with further Israeli encroachments in the West Bank signal that the ‘deal of the century’ will prevail.
A deal that would see Iraqi oil sent via pipeline to Jordan and Egypt has lots of upsides and one very big downside.
Bahrain’s decision to follow the UAE in normalising relations with Israel may be another “stab in the back” for the Palestinians; but it is also a timely reelection boost for Donald Trump.
In hosting Afghan peace talks and supporting Gaza in its battle with Covid-19, Qatar is scoring points with the US and Israel.
More than a month after the Beirut harbour explosion, Lebanon struggles to find hope and a way forward.