Summary: when set against today’s reality a snapshot of MENA in July 2000 proves a grim comparison. So are there any grounds for hope and optimism?
Arab Digest · The Arab Spring is not a failure
Egypt’s President Sisi is threatening military action in support of the warlord Khalifa Haftar as the Tripoli-based GNA seeks to take the key coastal city of Sirte.
As his battlefield losses mount Khalifa Haftar is running out of options and he soon may be running out of friends.
Tunisia has proven itself adept at dealing with the coronavirus and in the process strengthened its democracy.
Arab Digest · Algeria, President Tebboune and the Hirak movement
The Abu Dhabi crown prince is using wars in Yemen and Libya to position his small Gulf state as a regional Arab powerhouse.