Arab Digest · So how is Biden doing in the Middle East?
Arab Digest · Big Oil, the Gulf and Climate Change
As global temperatures climb, Basra is experiencing temperatures hovering at 50 degrees while suffering severe water shortages; delays in a massive desalination project are making an already intolerable situation worse.
Arab Digest · Iraq and Rumsfeld's poisonous legacy
The battlefield success of Turkish drones in Libya, Iraq and Syria are changing the way that Middle East wars are being fought and regional geo-political ambitions are being realised.
Amidst continuing security concerns, conflict zones in MENA have assured that the region remains the globe’s top armaments importer.
Arab Digest · Sultans of the Gulf
Arab Digest · The MBZ Pivot
Heroin mostly enters the Arab world from Afghanistan via Iran enroute to markets in Europe. Arab countries close to the main smuggling routes are the most impacted by the trade. The Syrian war has led traffickers to re-route heroin shipments via the Black Sea and Africa.
With the US pivoting to Asia, the actions of regional players may be the key to helping to stabilise the Middle East.