The fragility of Sudan’s efforts to achieve democracy have been exposed by the decision to normalise relations with Israel.
Arab Digest · Biden And The Middle East
Qatari foreign affairs, once hugely ambitious and assertive, are today much more modest but proving very effective in blunting the blockade put on it by its Gulf neighbours.
Arab Digest · Qatar, The Feud And The Future Of The GCC
A growing debt crisis imperils Oman’s vaunted ability to maintain neutrality in a tough neighbourhood.
The United Arab Emirates has stepped on the accelerator in its charm and diplomatic offensive with Israel while Saudi Arabia remains stuck in second gear.
Arab Digest · From Obama to Trump: US policy in the Middle East
Arab Digest · The trouble with normal (is it always gets worse)
The establishment of diplomatic relations with the UAE and Bahrain, coupled with further Israeli encroachments in the West Bank signal that the ‘deal of the century’ will prevail.
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.