Arab Digest

Events in the Middle East and North Africa are highly complex and fast-moving. Taking business decisions in such an environment requires high-quality information, a discerning news filter and expert analysis. Arab Digest is a private members club offering expert political analysis about the region. It is made up of a few hundred elite people worldwide, including decision-makers in business and politics, people in the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and other foreign ministries, as well as others in the media, the academic world, energy industry and more. To keep pace with events as they unfold, Arab Digest members receive a daily newsletter about the region containing a mix of material drawn from a very wide range of published sources, together with original input from the editor and Arab Digest’s high-level network. Arab Digest ltd a UK-registered limited company with offices in Egypt and the UK.

The Aftershocks of the Saudi and American Debacle in Afghanistan

September 09, 2021

Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan have a complex relationship. Their ties date back to the 19th century when Afghanistan became the first Muslim country to recognize the second Saudi state of 1824 to 1891. In 1930, Ibn Saud recognized King Nadir Shah’s rule in Afghanistan, in 1932, the two countries signed their first...

It’s Back to Square One in Libya

August 30, 2021

Six years ago, Libya’s political process fell apart almost as soon as it started. The country was forcibly divided as politicians got buyers’ remorse over their agreement and realized that competition was considerably more profitable than cooperation. Libya’s revolutionary transition stalled while rifts deepened, the state degraded and quality of...

The Weaponization of Moderate Islam

August 23, 2021

In this episode of the “Arab Digest Podcast,” Annelle Sheline talks about how “moderate Islam” has been used as a propaganda weapon.

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