Arab Digest · UAE foreign policy: time to hit the reset button
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
Summary: Greg Shapland reviews Water and Conflict in the Middle East, a study of hydro-politics in a troubled region.
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.
UN efforts to get foreign forces and mercenaries out of the Libya conflict are doomed to failure.
Ramped up Turkish military activity in Northern Syria may herald a major offensive before Joe Biden takes office.
A gloomy prognosis for the emergence of a Palestine state in the wake of normalisation and other strategic regional geo-political shifts.