Arab Digest Weekly Podcasts

Oman: a new Sultan and new challenges

The ECFR’s Cinzia Bianco discusses the challenges Oman’s Sultan Haitham bin Tarek faces in an increasingly volatile neighbourhood. Can he maintain the legacy of Sultan Qaboos and continue to steer the country’s neutral path or will pressures from Saudi Arabia and the UAE as well as a distressed economy force him to abandon course?

Haftar suffers big defeats but war grinds on in Libya

A discussion with Tarek Megerisi, policy fellow with the North Africa and Middle East programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations. As UAE-backed Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar suffers significant losses and Turkey ups support for the GNA, the risk the grows the proxy war will become more intense with disastrous consequences for Libyan people.

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