Arab Digest · MENA's hard road to democracy
The Saudi crown prince had a brace of wins on 7 October with the purchase of NUFC and the ditching of a UNHRC investigation into war crimes in Yemen.
After years of promising, and failing, to remove vicious antisemitism and other hateful material from school curriculum, the Saudis are finally scoring good grades ridding texts of intolerance, ignorance and prejudice.
Arab Digest · Qatar plays a strong foreign policy hand
Arab Digest talks to Sami Hamdi, editor in chief of The National Interest about the Taliban victory and its impact on the Middle East.
Arab Digest · The Middle East weighs up the Taliban triumph
As the seismic shock of the Taliban victory continues to reverberate in Western capitals, Doha and Ankara are well positioned to seek to influence the new regime and ameliorate the stark and threatening reality now facing the West.
Summary: As the world adjusts to the Taliban victory, and the US and UK scramble to make the last evacuations before the looming 31 August deadline, Arab regimes face a disconcerting moment.
Comings and goings as a deposed president flees Afghanistan and arrives in the UAE and a victorious Taliban leadership exits Doha for Kabul.
Arab Digest · The weaponisation of moderate Islam