Arab Digest · The Disconnect: MENA regimes versus the people they rule over
Frank talk from the Iraqi finance minister is a measure of how close to economic catastrophe the country is.
As Covid-19 continues its alarming march, the Middle East is facing difficult challenges and hard choices.
Arab Digest · Young Arabs and the spirit of the revolution
The “Abraham Accords” are a signal that new alliances are forming rapidly in the Middle East as the US continues its retreat from the region.
Arab Digest · Mustafa Al-Kadhimi's Hard Road
The Iran-backed militia Kataib Hezbollah has declared a truce in Iraq until after the US presidential election as long as the Americans agree to get all their soldiers out.
The absolute control of media space in most Arab states effectively smothers freedom of expression and silences critics and opponents.
Prime Minister al-Kadhimi, faced with many obstacles in rebuilding Iraq’s nuclear energy programme, gets a boost from the French.
A Democrat clean sweep on 3 November would bring all four of the world’s biggest economies more or less into line on reducing emissions, with potentially major implications for peak oil demand.