Yahia Zoubir, a visiting fellow at the Brookings Doha Centre, discusses Algeria and President Abdelmajid Tebboune. Is it a case of same old, same old or is a new Algeria emerging from the street protests known as the Hirak?
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Former UK ambassador to the UN Sir Jeremy Greenstock explores the impact of two massive shocks to MENA and assesses the economic and political direction the region is headed toward post-pandemic.
Ankara based political analyst Dr Ali Bakeer discusses the growing MENA grudge match between Turkey and the UAE.
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?
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.
Courtney Freer, research fellow at the London School of Economics Middle East Programme, discusses political Islam and the Muslim Brotherhood in the MENA region.
Baker Institute fellow and associate Chatham House fellow Kristian Coates Ulrichsen discusses the bitter feud that divides the GCC.
How will coronavirus change the political, social and economic landscape of the MENA region? A conversation with Sami Hamdi, editor-in-chief of The International Interest.
Alastair Newton analysizes the oil price war for Arab Digest. Alastair worked as a professional political analyst in the City of London from 2005 to 2015. Before that he spent 20 years as a career diplomat with the British Diplomatic Service. He is a regular contributor to Arab Digest.
As the 5th anniversary of the Yemen war approaches, Yemeni women’s rights activist Misk AlJunaid calls on international organisations to ensure women are at the heart of the peace process.