2021 is seen across the region as a year rife with opportunities for improving economic performance, addressing climate-change concerns, as well as creating a more stable political and security environment.
Foreign Policies of States
News of the approval for the mass production of several Covid-19 vaccines has buoyed up governments and people across the world.
Israeli politics appear to be stuck in a never-ending cycle of instability as new elections loom on the horizon yet again.
The brazen assassination of Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh threatens to destabilize the region anew.
The incoming Biden administration has made it clear that it intends to reengage with Iran. Just this week US President-elect Joe Biden said his administration would seek to rejoin the nuclear deal if Iran meets certain conditions.
The victory of Joe Biden in the US presidential elections has elicited strong views across the region. Coming after four years of a tumultuous US foreign policy approach, the prevailing sentiment is one of caution and uncertainty. Generally favoring Mr.
Turkey’s foreign entanglements and military adventures are once again at the center of regional discussions regarding the country’s role in the Middle East and more broadly.
Peace efforts in Libya are beginning to show some early results.
Last week’s signing at the White House of the so-called “Abraham Accords” by Bahrain, the UAE and Israel has elicited a number of responses from regional observers and editorials.
Israeli commentators have responded positively to news of an official rapprochement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).