Summary: Hamas provides a detailed response to the original Paris ceasefire proposal and offers a clear pathway to ending the war.
Summary: the Horn of Africa is an overlooked but crucial region riven by factionalism, tribal animosity, a bitter colonial legacy and the intervention of powerful regional players including the UAE.
Summary: the true aim of discreet discussions about the normalisation of relations between Saudi Arabia and Israel amidst Saudi claims about pursuing a two state solution is to block accountability for Israel’s ongoing Gaza genocide and to funnel the Palestinians deeper into apartheid.
Summary: despite Israeli claims and contrary to much of the reporting in Western media outlets, Israel’s war in Gaza is not going well but as it persists with its genocidal campaign risks grow of a regional conflagration.
Summary: as Qatar takes the lead in talks aimed at securing a ceasefire the economic vulnerability of MENA countries may be the catalyst that drives the talks forward to a conclusion.
Summary: Sudan’s civil war has been ongoing since April as two generals driven by greed and a lust for power battle to see who will prevail in a brutal struggle that has shown no regard for the people of Sudan.
Summary: IMF and EU loan policies towards Egypt drive the country’s massive debt ever higher, enriching the military elite, squeezing the private sector and further blighting the lives of ordinary Egyptians.
Summary: Israel has said it will win its war in Gaza and destroy Hamas; Tarek Megerisi dissects the three brutal scenarios by which Israel and Benjamin Netanyahu could claim a ‘win’.
Summary: Israel’s aim of destroying Hamas is unlikely to be realised yet in the drive to do so Benjamin Netanyahu seems ready to accept heavy damage to relations with Egypt and other Arab states.
Summary: Israel’s genocidal assault on Gaza is estranging itself from its international partners and turning it into an international pariah creating an unprecedented opportunity for a change in the balance of power not just in the Palestinian struggle but against dictators across the Arab world.