Below are all the Arab Digest newsletters going back to 17 June 2013
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Summary: Egyptology is the gift that keeps on giving for Sisi’s regime both politically and economically.
Summary: the use of state-orchestrated nationalism with a military edge, intended for domestic consumption by citizens of the UAE, demonstrates how shrewdly the leadership is playing the patriotic card.
Summary: the success of MENA autocracies in crushing democracy efforts obscures the reality that within that success are embedded the seeds of ongoing struggle.
Summary: Sudan’s coup leader, finding himself lacking the support of key outside players has been forced into a U-turn.
Summary: Houthi military ascendancy continues even as the Saudis intensify air strikes placing further challenges on special envoys’ efforts to end the war.
Summary: MENA hydrocarbons producers and most particularly Saudi Arabia play a strong hand and a waiting game as Europe fumbles its energy strategy.
Summary: thousands of recently leaked documents cast new light on financial crimes in the UAE, the role played by senior royal family members, and the internal politics and rivalries President Sheikh Khalifa is unable to control.
Summary: Mohammed bin Salman has experienced both rebuffs and successes on the foreign front but it is how well he manages domestic issues that will determine his future and the future of the kingdom.
Summary: Riyadh played a skilled hand at COP26 but may well discover very soon that the real threat to its petro-economy lies largely outside international forums.
Summary: Mosul native Rasha Al Aqeedi considers the implications and aftershocks of the attempt to kill Iraq’s PM after an election that saw the parliamentary strength of the PMF militias eroded.
Summary: the coverup of a potential war crime committed by the US as the ISIS caliphate was crushed; the return of the Saudi ‘Lord of the Flies’; and another candidate declares in Libya’s race for president.
Summary: the prospect of defeat in the 2023 presidential election may drive President Erdoğan to quit NATO and draw closer to Russia and Iran, a scenario that could cause anxiety for Saudi Arabia and the UAE.