Despite urgent need and a looming famine, key funders have cut aid pledges and funding to Yemen dramatically.
Arab Digest · The Disconnect: MENA regimes versus the people they rule over
The move by the UAE and Jordan to recognise diplomatically Morocco’s control of Western Sahara has the potential to ignite further conflict in North Africa.
Arab Digest · Yemen: the people, the warriors, and the war
A gloomy prognosis for the emergence of a Palestine state in the wake of normalisation and other strategic regional geo-political shifts.
Some are pleased and some uneasy but Middle East leaders are all prepared to move on to Biden as the Trump presidency recedes in the rearview mirror.
The “Abraham Accords” are a signal that new alliances are forming rapidly in the Middle East as the US continues its retreat from the region.
Arab Digest · A dangerous game: Turkey and the politics of energy
Kuwait’s 83 year old emir inherits a fractious parliament and big economic challenges; his first significant act was to appoint an 81 year old as crown prince.
Summary: The United Arab Emirates decision to recognise Israel was conditional on the US selling the Emiratis the most dominant stealth fighter jet in the world.