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.
Arab Digest · The Kurds of Iraq and Syria
Arab Digest · Mosul
Summary: the Middle East and North Africa is a crucial battleground in the global struggle to contain the damage climate change is inflicting but time is fast running out for countries in the region to take concerted action.
Opportunity beckons for a MENA regional security initiative but it requires a leadership role from the GCC.
Arab Digest · America and the road out of Iraq
Arab Digest · Stepping Stones to a Secure Middle East