Sada spoke to Arab youth about their hopes and wishes for the new year, which spanned everything from civil and political rights, to education, to arts and culture.
The UAE is revisiting its foreign policy goals with the aim of boosting its global trade partnerships and ensuring its security and political stability, by replacing robust military intervention and proxy politics with dialogue and diplomacy.
The recent agreement between Al-Burhan and Hamdok is unlikely to be recognized by protestors, which will likely cause continued instability in Sudan.
The Syrian Jihadist group, HTS, is attempting to improve its image by turning to local jihad and distancing itself from its former hardline allies; a move that is indicative of HTS’ hope to obtain international political recognition and alter its continued status as a “terrorist” organization.
The UAE’s $10 billion investment in Turkey is only the tip of the normalization iceberg. The warm meeting between Emirati and Turkish leaders might be an indicator of possible rapprochement, intended for both parties’ adversaries.
There is an urgent need in all Gulf countries for genuine constitutional reforms and new social contracts that guarantee people’s rights to political participation, decision making, and control of national wealth.
Terminating the contracts of hundreds of Yemenis in Saudi Arabia constitutes a tremendous political, social, and security hinderance to short and medium-term plans for peace in Yemen.
The Moroccan left’s poor performance in the recent elections highlighted its continued challenges in building voter confidence whilst contributing further to the dominance of pro-palace forces
As the reconciliation deal Russia sponsored in 2018 between the Syrian regime and opposition forces verges on collapsing, Russia’s ability to provide long-term assurances inside of Syria is becoming increasingly doubtful.
Five years ago, the Hirak protest movement broke out in the Moroccan Rif. Economically, the Rif region has not improved since then. Politically, however, the movement breathed new life into the area.
The new government in Morocco is facing its first crisis with its citizens, as loud demonstrations erupted denouncing the compulsory vaccination passport, the lack of job opportunities, and the deteriorating living conditions.