The Saudi crown prince had a brace of wins on 7 October with the purchase of NUFC and the ditching of a UNHRC investigation into war crimes in Yemen.
A new report on organised crime around the world indicates Arab countries are amongst the world’s biggest offenders, with states in conflict or post-conflict at the bottom of the list.
Bahrain’s economy continues to face significant challenges; a Bahraini company takes a stake in Las Vegas real estate; and a bipartisan appeal from US senators urges the Secretary of State to call the regime to account for human rights abuses.
Arab Digest · The Great War on Terror: feeding the beast
The indictment of Thomas Barrack has shed significant light on the UAE’s unorthodox efforts to influence American foreign policy in the Middle East before and during the Trump presidency.
Oman is well placed to move by incremental, evolutionary steps towards a democracy rooted in Islamic values but is Sultan Haitham ready to take those steps?
Arab Digest · Big Oil, the Gulf and Climate Change
Arab Digest · Sultans of the Gulf
As the US continues to pivot away from the Gulf and the wider Middle East and Iran remains a significant regional threat the GCC, approaching its 40th anniversary, sees strategic sense in patching up differences.
Arab Digest · Qatar and Saudi Arabia: on the road to reconciliation