Summary: opportunity beckons for a MENA regional security initiative but it requires a leadership role from the GCC.
Summary: 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.
Summary: 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.
Summary: 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 editor William Law in conversation with the Kuwaiti author and academic Dr. Alanoud Alsharekh. She is a longtime advocate for the rights of women in Kuwait and the wider Middle East and the co-founder of Mudhawi List which was established to support Kuwaiti women seeking elected office.
Summary: As Covid-19 continues its alarming march, the Middle East is facing difficult challenges and hard choices.
Summary: A growing debt crisis imperils Oman’s vaunted ability to maintain neutrality in a tough neighbourhood.
Summary: 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?
Three summits, three talking shops. Boilerplate on Palestine. Hard line on Iran rejected by Iraq and Qatar
The GCC summit in Kuwait reduced from two days to a couple of hours. The cracks of the Qatar vs. four dispute papered over.