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Feb. 14, 2023

Kamal Ltaief, Tunisia’s most powerful ‘powerbroker’, is arrested by Saied

For ordinary Tunisians, there are few things that are “braver” in Tunisian politics than going after Kamal Ltaief. Saied has no legal grounds to arrest Ltaief. However, he is well aware that in doing so, there will be large sections of the Tunisian population who will be surprised that Saied has gone “where no one dared to go before him” and may well temper criticism of Saied from his supporters of having achieved “nothing” for them since seizing power for himself.
Feb. 09, 2023

A cornered Burhan invite Israel’s FM to Sudan for help

Burhan (with the help of Egypt) is on the verge of successfully subverting the framework agreement signed last month. Now he is seeking out Israel to help him handle the expected fallout with Washington…
Feb. 09, 2023

Kuwait: No government again…

Jitters as the UAE-Saudi-backed Crown Prince delays in appointing a new PM…
Jan. 30, 2023

Tensions between Saudi and Egypt

Riyadh is not happy with the way Sisi spends its money…
Jan. 30, 2023

Netanyahu is a real dilemma for Biden

US is not against Israel seizing and annexing more lands in the West Bank. Support for this is ‘ironclad’. The problem is the crude, blunt, PR-less manner Netanyahu is going about it which is causing discomfort amidst changing public perceptions at home of US and EU support.
Jan. 23, 2023

Sweden is frustrated with Turkiye. But the problem is in Washington…

But the problem, and solution, lies is in Washington…
Jan. 12, 2023

TikTokkers arrested in Jeddah, then released

A Saudi female TikToker and two friends danced in a street in Jeddah and uploaded the video. They were arrested for public indecency, but released. Let’s talk about how this aligns with the giant raves and ‘opening up’ of Vision 2030.
Jan. 11, 2023

Backlash in Washington over UAE role in Assad normalisation

But Abu Dhabi believes Biden’s options are limited…
Jan. 11, 2023

Bin Salman plans to invest $10 billion in Pakistan

But you can’t help feeling there is more to it than economic interest
Jan. 09, 2023

Sisi’s media launch scathing attack on Shaarawy’s legacy What happened?

Al-Sharawy was a religious superstar in the Arab and Muslim world. He had a unique, eccentric, and very charismatic style of preaching and story-telling that became exceptionally popular. Let’s talk about why his legacy is suddenly being called ‘regressive’ and ‘extremist’.