Summary: a military coup in Sudan shatters another popular democratic effort in the Arab world.
Summary: Tunisia’s president has succeeded by presenting the image of a humble man fighting corruption but there is growing risk that the attraction to power will cause him to lead his country back down the road of dictatorship.
Summary: the view from Tunis is somewhat different to that enjoyed by some Western commentators.
Summary: many are calling the events in Tunisia a coup with President Kais Saied using popular discontent to seize power but Francis Ghilès argues the steps the president has taken were necessary in a country where the economy is collapsing and the Covid pandemic is rampant.
Summary: the battlefield success of Turkish drones in Libya, Iraq and Syria are changing the way that Middle East wars are being fought and regional geo-political ambitions are being realised.
Summary: the country is in desperate need of an IMF bailout but political bickering may stall an urgently needed loan; with Covid surging a new lockdown is in place.
Summary: Tourism is a crucial economic sector for MENA that has been ravaged by the Covid pandemic and recovery is still a long way off.
Summary: Algeria today sits at the centre of a Venn diagram of four overlapping and daunting challenges.
Summary: Article 153 is a law that enables the abuse and murder of women; it must be removed from Kuwait’s penal code.
Summary: As Covid-19 continues its alarming march, the Middle East is facing difficult challenges and hard choices.