As Yemen enters the seventh year of the war, the Houthis continue their heavy-handed repression of dissent among the population under their control.
An effective central bank will be integral to righting the economic ship of the country. Unfortunately, the CBI as it currently stands is unable to do its job.
As the battle for the city of Marib rages on, the fight over control of Socotra island once again threatens to divide the Arab Coalition and de-rail the Riyadh Agreement.
As efforts are made to ensure a steady supply of vaccines and essential materials, it is the logistics hub in Qatar that may bring decisive advantages to the international table.
Turkey’s Mustafa Kemal Atatürk defied the superpowers of the period and successfully led a war of independence. More recently, some have suggested that the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman might be in Atatürk’s footsteps.
Since Hassan Rouhani was elected President in 2013, his government has been trying to take Iran out of the FATF’s blacklist of “Non-Compliant Countries or Territories”.
In the event of the US lifting sanctions, one of Iran’s most difficult challenges will be to bring its data policy and banking regulations up to international standards.
With President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration approaching, there is much discussion on the fate of JCPOA not only in Washington and Tehran, but also in regions worldwide.
Joe Biden’s win in the 2020 US presidential election came at a time the Middle East is much more fractured than ever.
The United Arab Emirates and Israel formalized full-fledged diplomatic relations on August 13, marking a watershed in Gulf-Israel relations.