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.
Arab Digest · Libya: Time for Europe to step up
A shift in China’s global economic approach hasn’t affected the Gulf states for now but there is no guarantee the status quo will stay in place.
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.
A bitter Gulf feud with a lengthy history of mutual recrimination may be headed toward a settlement but entrenched positions and obstinate players stand in the way.
Sparks fly in the Bahraini capital as a senior Saudi royal drops the gloves and takes dead aim at Israel and its treatment of Palestinians.
Arab Digest · The Disconnect: MENA regimes versus the people they rule over
A gloomy prognosis for the emergence of a Palestine state in the wake of normalisation and other strategic regional geo-political shifts.