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.
Arab Digest · Mudhawi's List and the fight for women's rights
As Covid-19 continues its alarming march, the Middle East is facing difficult challenges and hard choices.
A growing debt crisis imperils Oman’s vaunted ability to maintain neutrality in a tough neighbourhood.
Countries across the MENA region are facing severe water shortages yet have done little to ameliorate a shared problem. Will the Covid-19 pandemic teach them that working cooperatively is the only way to resolve a looming crisis?