Arab Digest · The Disconnect: MENA regimes versus the people they rule over
The move by the UAE and Jordan to recognise diplomatically Morocco’s control of Western Sahara has the potential to ignite further conflict in North Africa.
As Covid-19 continues its alarming march, the Middle East is facing difficult challenges and hard choices.
Arab Digest · Young Arabs and the spirit of the revolution
Mass executions in Egypt are the hallmark of an increasingly brutal dictatorship.
Some are pleased and some uneasy but Middle East leaders are all prepared to move on to Biden as the Trump presidency recedes in the rearview mirror.
The “Abraham Accords” are a signal that new alliances are forming rapidly in the Middle East as the US continues its retreat from the region.
Summary: The United Arab Emirates decision to recognise Israel was conditional on the US selling the Emiratis the most dominant stealth fighter jet in the world.
Regardless of who is elected president, Washington may choose to let lapse a struggling U.S. initiative aimed at achieving greater security cooperation between MENA states.
The fragility of Sudan’s efforts to achieve democracy have been exposed by the decision to normalise relations with Israel.