In the dying days of the Trump White House, another Arab state recognises Israel in a win for the president that will have consequences his successor will have to deal with.
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Arab Digest · Young Arabs and the spirit of the revolution
The fragility of Sudan’s efforts to achieve democracy have been exposed by the decision to normalise relations with Israel.
Devastating floods and an economy crippled by sanctions and Covid-19 leave Sudan at the mercy of big power politics.
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 Arab Spring is not a failure
With the filling of the reservoir behind the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) about to begin, Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan re-start “technical” talks.
Sudan’s fragile transitional civilian government must manage the Covid-19 crisis effectively if it is to stave off a collapse of popular support.
As a transitional government attempts to revive Sudan’s ailing economy, the military, supported by the United Arab Emirates, retains the upper hand.