Arab Digest · The trouble with normal (is it always gets worse)
War weariness and growing Saudi frustration may finally drive Yemen’s many warring factions onto a path toward peace.
Arab Digest · The tactics of terror: ISIS and Al Qaeda in Yemen
An ineffectual UN effort, a derelict oil tanker, an ongoing war, Covid-19, acute food insecurity – the stark tragedy of Yemen in the summer of 2020.
Summary: when set against today’s reality a snapshot of MENA in July 2000 proves a grim comparison. So are there any grounds for hope and optimism?
Arab Digest · The Arab Spring is not a failure
Battered by Houthi missile strikes, a resurging coronavirus and a low oil price, Saudi Arabia dramatically reduces the scale of the Hajj.
Humanitarian aid to Yemen faces drastic cuts in a country stalked by war, famine and now Covid-19.
Arab Digest · The Gulf States and Iran: a complex relationship that is often tense and never dull
Yemen is a country torn by war, debilitated by disease and constantly threatened by famine. Now it is being hit by the coronavirus.