The indictment of Thomas Barrack has shed significant light on the UAE’s unorthodox efforts to influence American foreign policy in the Middle East before and during the Trump presidency.
Ethiopia will soon begin the second filling of the reservoir behind its huge dam on the Blue Nile, with no agreement with Egypt and Sudan in place (or in prospect).
Arab Digest · Libya: a new prime minister but an old script
As Sudan continues to wind its way towards democracy, the growing accord between Egypt and Sudan is producing a new framework for bilateral relations.
After decades when very little happened, climate change has pushed a massive project to halt Sahelian desertification to the top of the priority list with Mauritania playing a lead role.
Sudan shows signs of nervousness following the failure of last month’s talks with fellow Nile riparians Egypt and Ethiopia.
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.
Arab Digest · The Disconnect: MENA regimes versus the people they rule over
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.