Mohammed bin Salman’s effort to secure an English Premiership club have gone for nought with a flawed game plan that wound up playing to his weaknesses.
US views will influence what Netanyahu decides to do on 1 July. Those of other major international actors might do so too. But domestic political considerations may be even more important.
Humanitarian aid to Yemen faces drastic cuts in a country stalked by war, famine and now Covid-19.
As his battlefield losses mount Khalifa Haftar is running out of options and he soon may be running out of friends.
Bahrain’s economy, hit by the oil price crash and Covid-19 has little hope for recovery even as it continues its heavy spend on security.
Of oil prices, bank ratings, slashed salaries and the purchase of the Magpies.
War in three countries, tension with Iran, growing regional instability. Is it any surprise that the arms trade to MENA is hot and getting hotter?
As Britain gets set to leave the EU, opportunities in the Middle East beckon.
A decision by a Bahraini court to reimpose the death penalty on two men whose convictions for the murder of a police officer are highly suspect raises questions about the UK’s role in efforts to reform Bahrain’s judiciary.
Three recent cases highlight the dangers for journalists and academics who analyse and cover the MENA region.