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.
Nearly one year on from the Riyadh Agreement Saudi efforts to bring the Hadi government and the separatist STC together as a step toward peace are mired in political and military conflict.
Arab Digest · Qatar, The Feud And The Future Of The GCC
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.