Arab Digest · The Gulf States and Iran: a complex relationship that is often tense and never dull
Oman’s new Sultan has seized upon the twin shocks of Covid-19 and the oil price crash to carry out vigorous economic reforms.
Migrant workers in the Gulf are trying to get home to escape Covid-19 and destitution.
Arab Digest · Oman: A New Sultan And New Challenges
Oman faces deepening economic woes, heightened by the coronavirus and the oil price war. To find a way out, the sultanate may be forced to surrender its independent foreign policy.
Economies in the MENA region were slowing even before coronavirus hit.
As details of the “deal of the century” filter down Arab states back the Palestinians and turn away from Washington.
At a crucial moment, with tensions between Iran and the US running dangerously high, the region loses the voice of an independent honest broker.