Arab Digest · Stepping Stones to a Secure Middle East
Ongoing events in and around the energy sector highlight the uncertainty over the extent to which the 2020 decline in oil demand turns out to be structural rather than cyclical.
NATO’s intervention in Libya’s civil war was instrumental in the defeat of Muammar Gaddafi but it caused civilian deaths for which there has been no accounting.
Warm diplomatic currents from the White House are stimulating frenetic diplomatic activity from the Mediterranean to the Gulf; on the Yemen war front Saudi Arabia turns to Turkey for drones to try and turn the tide.
Saudi Arabia once again dips into its Public Investment Fund to back a US electric car maker.
We conclude our look at the Airwars 2020 Report on civilian harm caused by air and artillery attacks with Iraq, Libya and Yemen.
With the publication of their annual report Airwars once again puts the focus on aerial warfare and artillery attacks on civilians whose death and injuries would otherwise go unacknowledged and unaccountable.
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.
Troubles continue to mount for both Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the Saudi people. Biden moves fast to distance himself from MBS in his dealings with the Kingdom; signs a “soft coup” against MBS may be progressing.
The United Arab Emirates’ reputation as a powerhouse in the Arab world and an explorer of outer space takes a battering over a princess detained and a mercenary revealed.