The Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia continue to cope with the dual shocks of the coronavirus pandemic and the volatility in oil prices.
The United Arab Emirates plans a space mission to Mars this week, bolstering the country’s regional power status.
Recent moves by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates suggest a new Yemeni government may be in the making.
More than five years into the Saudi-led intervention in Yemen, the situation in the country is no longer of concern to Yemenis alone. Instead, its conflict has turned into a struggle between regional powers.
In an interview, Kristian Coates Ulrichsen explains what is behind the United Arab Emirates’ widening regional activism.
The Yemen conflict has affected Saudi border areas and is changing the public’s thinking in the kingdom.
Arms sales to countries in the Yemen conflict continue, despite violations of human rights and conditions of transfer.
Having lost the cushion of Gulf support, many Arab states are looking for external financing from international financial institutions and other donors such as China (particularly in North Africa) and the United States.
In Syria, Russia and the United Arab Emirates are collaborating and competing at the same time.
Divisions dating to the June 2017 split among Gulf Cooperation Council states have shaped the region’s contrasting approaches to political messaging and public health in a time of observance.