Too many players engaged on both sides in Libya’s civil war to assume that Khalifa Haftar will emerge victorious. America is the wild card.
The response to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s announcement that West Bank settlements are not illegal ran from positive to damning with notable delays and silences.
The agreement signed between the Southern Yemeni separatists and the Saudi supported Hadi government leaves many questions unanswered.
The UAE has launched a major initiative jumping ahead of Saudi Arabia to consolidate and build up a local defence industry.
Putin’s visits to Saudi Arabia and the UAE mark a significant change in the relationship, as perceptions of US decline are reinforced by Trumpian flip-flop.
Some Arab regimes have continued to develop their relations with Israel despite the latter’s conduct towards the Palestinians. But there’s a limit to how far they will go.
UAE – election for the Federal National Council. One candidate prominently promoting polygamy as a cure for spinsterhood.
Haftar’s military operation to take Tripoli seems to have failed. His foreign supporters. Need for an international conference and a political solution.
The Qatar vs. four dispute drags on. Labour reform. A dress rehearsal for the 2012 World Cup.
Yemen – conflict between UAE-backed separatist STC in the south and Saudi-backed Hadi government – wider implications.