Arab Digest · Qatar and Saudi Arabia: on the road to reconciliation
The Chinese foreign minister visited six countries in seven days, signing a mega-deal with Iran while cementing economic, military and diplomatic relations everywhere he went.
Arab Digest · The Gulf to America: we don't need you like we used to need you
Climate change will continue to affect GCC countries in a number of ways, with extreme summer temperatures and coastal flooding likely to prove the most destructive.
The GCC may be dealing with the pandemic but COVID-19 hasn’t altered the economic challenges facing the Gulf, rather it has reaffirmed them.
With a Biden administration in place, the Gulf is daring to hope that a new deal will curb Iran’s nuclear weapons appetite for good. But that’s ignoring Israel’s fears.
Arab Digest · Mudhawi's List and the fight for women's rights
With the Gulf feud now consigned to history, there are signs that the art of diplomacy, much battered by Trump and his regional allies, is set to return to the Middle East.
Some are pleased and some uneasy but Middle East leaders are all prepared to move on to Biden as the Trump presidency recedes in the rearview mirror.
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.