Arab Digest · Libya: a new prime minister but an old script
Heroin mostly enters the Arab world from Afghanistan via Iran enroute to markets in Europe. Arab countries close to the main smuggling routes are the most impacted by the trade. The Syrian war has led traffickers to re-route heroin shipments via the Black Sea and Africa.
Arab Digest · Stepping Stones to a Secure Middle East
With the publication of their annual report Airwars once again puts the focus on aerial warfare and artillery attacks on civilians whose death and injuries would otherwise go unacknowledged and unaccountable.
Another meeting, another raft of empty words from Sochi as Washington plays for time and tries to figure out what to do about the war in Syria.
Arab Digest · Biden brings US diplomacy back to the Middle East
The Biden Administration will look to rein in Russia in the Middle East; but the latter will remain an ‘indispensable power’ in the region for the foreseeable future.
Arab Digest · Libya: Time for Europe to step up
Arab Digest · Airwars: tracking the airstrike toll
The imposition of US sanctions on Turkey earlier in the week strains relations within NATO and between Washington and Ankara, creating more cracks for Russian president Vladimir Putin to exploit.