Arab Digest · The Great Retreat: America's diplomatic withdrawal from the Middle East
The decision by a Bahrain court to uphold two death sentences highlights how authoritarian regimes exact revenge and silence opponents.
A new satellite launched by the Israelis enables greater surveillance and attack potential. It may also signal more intelligence cooperation between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.
Arab Digest · A tangled skein of relationships: Iran, Saudi Arabia and the UAE
Nine years into a civil war, the people of Syria find themselves at the mercy of foreign powers and the relentless greed of the Assad family.
Summary: The Saudis see opportunities to build a better relationship with Iraq but to do so they need to avoid short term gains and develop long term strategies.
President Trump’s fight for a second term may spill over into US policy in the Middle East between now and 3 November.
Egypt’s President Sisi is threatening military action in support of the warlord Khalifa Haftar as the Tripoli-based GNA seeks to take the key coastal city of Sirte.
Arab Digest · The Gulf States and Iran: a complex relationship that is often tense and never dull
Haidar Al Abadi the former Iraqi prime minister has plenty of advice for the new prime minister Mustafa Al Kadhimi while not ruling out his own return.