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.
A growing debt crisis imperils Oman’s vaunted ability to maintain neutrality in a tough neighbourhood.
A Democrat clean sweep on 3 November would bring all four of the world’s biggest economies more or less into line on reducing emissions, with potentially major implications for peak oil demand.
We are pleased to publish Grace Dunn’s winning entry in the inaugural Arab Digest – Anglo-Omani Society Essay Competition for Year 12 and Year 13 students (ages 16 -18).
Bahrain’s decision to follow the UAE in normalising relations with Israel may be another “stab in the back” for the Palestinians; but it is also a timely reelection boost for Donald Trump.
Arab Digest · The Great Retreat: America's diplomatic withdrawal from the Middle East
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A jump in coronavirus cases has put further pressure on Oman’s economy as Sultan Haitham grapples with a “perfect storm” of low revenues and rising debt levels in the midst of the pandemic.