Joe Biden talked about taking away the free pass human rights abusers enjoyed with his White House predecessor but politics and pragmatism, rather than human rights prevail.
Despite domestic opposition in both Iran and the US, broad self-interest including China’s concerns about nuclear weapons proliferation in the Middle East point towards reinvigoration of the JCPOA — but not quite yet.
Arab Digest · Syria and a way to end the war
Opportunity beckons for a MENA regional security initiative but it requires a leadership role from the GCC.
The Chinese foreign minister visited six countries in seven days, signing a mega-deal with Iran while cementing economic, military and diplomatic relations everywhere he went.
Arab Digest · America and the road out of Iraq
A massive container ship blocks the Suez canal for 6 days causing one of the biggest disruptions to trade in recent years; it should also set off alarm bells about regional and global security.
Arab Digest · Stepping Stones to a Secure Middle East
Arab Digest · The Gulf to America: we don't need you like we used to need you
We conclude our look at the Airwars 2020 Report on civilian harm caused by air and artillery attacks with Iraq, Libya and Yemen.