Regardless of who is elected president, Washington may choose to let lapse a struggling U.S. initiative aimed at achieving greater security cooperation between MENA states.
Trade becomes the latest theatre of conflict in the struggle between Saudi Arabia and Turkey for leadership of the Arab and Muslim world.
The fragility of Sudan’s efforts to achieve democracy have been exposed by the decision to normalise relations with Israel.
Arab Digest · Biden And The Middle East
Qatari foreign affairs, once hugely ambitious and assertive, are today much more modest but proving very effective in blunting the blockade put on it by its Gulf neighbours.
Much has been made of Prince Bandar bin Sultan’s attack on the Palestinian leadership as evidence that the Saudis are moving to recognise Israel. It’s not quite that simple.
Arab Digest · Qatar, The Feud And The Future Of The GCC
A growing debt crisis imperils Oman’s vaunted ability to maintain neutrality in a tough neighbourhood.
Arab Digest · A new great game unfolds in the Middle East
Devastating floods and an economy crippled by sanctions and Covid-19 leave Sudan at the mercy of big power politics.