A hydrogen economy may be Saudi Arabia’s least bad hope for the future.
Arab Digest · Biden brings US diplomacy back to the Middle East
A shift in China’s global economic approach hasn’t affected the Gulf states for now but there is no guarantee the status quo will stay in place.
Covid-19 second wave plunges Egypt’s national health system back into crisis. The regime deploys propaganda and disinformation as it engages in vaccine diplomacy with China.
Arab Digest · A dangerous game: Turkey and the politics of energy
As American power and prestige wanes in the region, China sees advantage in playing both sides in the Persian Gulf.
A growing debt crisis imperils Oman’s vaunted ability to maintain neutrality in a tough neighbourhood.
In Libya a new kind of war, with unmanned armed drones, is unfolding, offering new opportunities for weapons manufacturers.
The launch of the UAE’s Mars probe is an astonishing achievement for a small Gulf state; meanwhile back here on earth Dubai’s economy could be hurtling toward a major recession.
Houthis claim the attack on Saudi oil facilities, Pompeo blames Iran, Trump hesitant. A major blow.