As the globe races to inoculate against COVID-19, in Egypt President Sisi’s regime plans to profit from the essential shot.
As Syria’s Civil War continues, the Ba’ath Party has reconstituted itself and seeks to consolidate a stranglehold over Syrian politics.
The ICC’s affirmation of jurisdiction in the occupied Palestinian territory promises a protracted process, at best.
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tawakkol Karman says that the time has come to pressure Saudi Arabia and the UAE to withdraw from Yemen so that the country can resume to the peace process and restore a Yemeni state.
The new executive authority is unlikely to transcend Libya’s institutional divisions, nor break with well-established patterns of intense factional competition within the government.
The fruitless protracted blockade of Qatar not only failed to reform Doha’s “destabilizing behaviors,” but also strengthened Iranian-Qatari relations for the foreseeable future.
Ill-suited to cope with any social unrest, the Sisi-regime utilizes mass repression to prevent change.
With the pandemic, Algeria’s Hirak movement devotes most of its energy to resisting the unprecedented crackdown on freedom of expression.
Mohammed bin Salman’s growing repression emboldens opposition abroad and creates more challenges for the rising leader.
Oman’s growing influence in Syria could make it an increasingly important diplomatic actor there, though the Sultanate must tread carefully.
GCC countries are caught up in Chinese-U.S. competition over tech infrastructure. A failure to appease both powers risks endangering critical relationships.