What our members say about
Arab Digest

Arab Digest is a trusted source of Middle East analysis for senior executives and policy-makers worldwide.

“Absolutely indispensable. If I’m pressed for time, Arab Digest is my first stop for objective analysis of the issues of the day affecting the Middle East. It achieves the impossible: a quick fix without sacrificing depth.”

Elisabeth Kendall, Mistress of Girton College, Cambridge University

"Arab Digest offers a very valuable contribution to the policy and analytical debate about the Arab world in the United Kingdom and beyond. By consistently engaging top expertise in specific domains, Arab Digest brings quality insights in a very clear format to the wider public. Its acute sensitivity to current and future trends mean analyses are always news-relevant and never dull."

Cinzia Bianco, visiting fellow European Council on Foreign Relations

“Timely, objective, and authoritative, Arab Digest frequently delivers some of the best analysis in the business on all matters MENA. Essential reading for practitioners and observers alike.”

Christopher M. Davidson, author of From Sheikhs to Sultanism: Statecraft and Authority in Saudi Arabia and the UAE

“Arab Digest is my go-to source for fresh insight into regional and country trends in the Middle East and North Africa. The articles and podcasts keep me up to date on key themes and issues, and provide valuable context to current and ongoing developments across the region. At a time when regional dynamics seem to be shifting faster than ever, Arab Digest is an essential anchor in explaining and analysing events and putting them into perspective.”

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, Middle East fellow, Baker Institute for Public Policy, Rice University

“Arab Digest not only offers cutting edge analysis on most current events in the MENA region, it also covers with great nuance and using renowned experts topics not covered in major media outlets. The Arab Digest podcast is also extremely informative in helping decipher the complex dynamics in countries like Libya and Yemen, where an array of players is at work."

Maged Mandour, political analyst and writer, Sada Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

“Exceptionally valuable analyses – timely, insightful and cogent”

Ray Close, former CIA Middle East specialist

“Since the Arab Digest bulletins began I have been reading them closely. They are a unique and very valuable source of information on a wide variety of Middle Eastern problems. I would urge anyone who wants to follow events in this area to read them regularly.”

Özdem Sanberk, retired ambassador; former permanent undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ankara

“Arab Digest offers us a level of informed commentary which is unique and much valued. It has the colour and credibility which is lacking in many of the more widely available but sterile open sources of information.”

Stephen White, President, Systematic UK

“Illuminating commentary” which “very much helped me remain in touch with developments across the Arab world.”

George Morton, independent banking consultant with more than twenty years’ experience in Gulf banking, until recently a director of the European Islamic Investment Bank

“We have been thoroughly enjoying the Arab Digest newsletters, which are highly topical and exceptionally well written (and therefore a pleasure to read). The combination of accessible tone and authoritative commentary is especially appealing, and a significant differentiator from the great churn of available media commentary and analysis on the Middle East.”

Michael A. Innes, Director and CEO, Thesiger and Co. Ltd

“Getting your emails – love them – Just want to let you know your analysis is ‘spot on’!”

Pat Mancino, Executive Vice President, National Council on U.S. – Arab Relations

“Fascinating, well-written and spot on with its analysis.”

Tarek Radwan, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, Atlantic Council

“The Arab Digest is an excellent product, in that the authors have a real eye for picking out the issue of the day and offering up multiple perspectives on it. I often find myself forwarding them out to my colleagues at our embassies in the region and waiting for their reactions.”

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