The Maghreb countries face a looming crisis in dealing with the impact of climate change on water supply.
Russia and Turkey have veered away from the risk of a direct confrontation in Syria but the situation in Idlib remains very much in flux. We are again grateful for the article below to David Barchard, a writer on Turkish history and politics. Six days after Presidents Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan hammered out a temporary agreement for a cease-fire in the troubled northern Syrian province of Idlib, Turks are trying to work out whether it was a disappointment or a success. The disappointment would be that Turkey has …
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 the oil price tumbles and market insecurity grows the Russians and Saudis play Russian roulette.
Arrests of leading members of the Saudi ruling family, a humiliating setback in Vienna and rumours that King Salman died raise further questions about MBS.
While the Russians, Turks, rebels and Assad wage a chess-like war civilians in Idlib pay the price.
Despite its rich Jewish heritage, its low-key links to Israel and its need for a good relationship with the US, Morocco has stuck to its principles on Jerusalem and Palestine.
Economies in the MENA region were slowing even before coronavirus hit.
With a US$1.2bn Eurobond payment coming due 7 March, Lebanon faces stark choices and little room to manoeuvre.
King Abdullah is unhappy with the state of relations between his country and Israel but hopes for better things after the forthcoming Israeli elections. Jerusalem is what matters most.