A military coup in Sudan shatters another popular democratic effort in the Arab world.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is embarked on an economically ruinous project that consolidates military control of the economy at the expense of the private sector.
Arab Digest · Sisi's Orwellian Egypt
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi like the ancient pharaoh made infamous in Shelley’s poem, has pretensions to greatness that are driving his country down a ruinous road.
Arab Digest · The Great War on Terror: feeding the beast
America’s debacle in Afghanistan began with a surprise attack that launched a never-ending ‘war on terror’.
Arab Digest talks to Sami Hamdi, editor in chief of The National Interest about the Taliban victory and its impact on the Middle East.
Summary: As the world adjusts to the Taliban victory, and the US and UK scramble to make the last evacuations before the looming 31 August deadline, Arab regimes face a disconcerting moment.
With the warlord Khalifa Haftar emerging from defeat doing deals with the wily political survivor Aguila Saleh and a corrupt Prime Minister Dbeibah in place, the people gain no measure of security and face a bleak and unpromising future as the UN muddles and foreign powers continue to meddle in Libya
Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has created a coercive web of repression, one that is driven by its own logic and dynamic and from which there seems no escape.