Arab Digest · Qatar plays a strong foreign policy hand
While the Gulf states watch with nervous apprehension as President Biden tries to revive the nuclear deal, China is shattering the sanctions and giving Iran an economic lifeline that could wreck hopes for a renewed JCPOA.
Arab Digest · The Middle East weighs up the Taliban triumph
Climate change is driving global energy transition and both the pace of change and the manner in which it is effected will have a profound impact on the Middle East’s hydrocarbons producers.
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 · Sultans of the Gulf
Opportunity beckons for a MENA regional security initiative but it requires a leadership role from the GCC.
Battling sexism, double standards and an election system weighted against them, Kuwaiti women continue the fight for equal rights despite being shut out of parliament.
A devastating fire in a migrant holding camp draws attention to the desperate situation of African migrants seeking to use Yemen as an entry point to Saudi Arabia and other GCC states.
Once the Covid-19 pandemic is safely behind us, opportunities and challenges alike abound for MENA with the region’s biggest asset its youth demographic and biggest challenge the empowerment of the private sector.