MBS’s tough handling of tribal leaders and development plans for Saudi mega-project Neom stoke internal criticism and are criticised as capitulation to Israel.
2019 has seen the biggest protests in the MENA region since 2011 together with ongoing wars, escalating tensions and economic and political insecurity.
The 25th anniversary of the Israel-Jordan peace treaty falls on 26 October but neither side sees much to celebrate. How will the future of the relationship evolve?
Some Arab regimes have continued to develop their relations with Israel despite the latter’s conduct towards the Palestinians. But there’s a limit to how far they will go.
The practical and political consequences of the Abqaiq raid still not worked out. Iran blamed.
Like other religious minorities, Christians in the MENA region suffer from varying degrees of discrimination and persecution, from a variety of sources. HMG’s response.
Palestinian water resources are already under strain. Population growth and climate change will make things more difficult.
Importance of poetry in the Arab world, including the poetry of abuse. Social media and hate speech.
Bahrain workshop on the economic tranche of the deal of the century a near flop. Next stage uncertain.
The Senate in Washington and the Court of Appeal in London find fault with current policy on arms sales to Saudi Arabia.