Will Sudan’s army abide by civilian rule?

After mass protests, protracted negotiations, interventions from Egypt, Ethiopia, and the UAE, alongside alleged attempted coups, Sudan’s army appears to have finally reached a deal with representatives of civil society to surrender power to a transitional government. The agreement which is to last three years grants 67% of the parliament to the opposition groups that negotiated with the army, with …

Who let Haftar attack Tripoli?

Tripoli has been under attack for a while. In March, General Haftar of the self-styled ‘Libyan National Army’ launched an offensive on Libya’s capital, seeking to bring about an end to the civil strife by military force. The assault came about as the UN called for new negotiations and dialogue in order to find some way forward out of the …

Why the Gulf desire for US patronage?

[optin-monster-shortcode id=uwscubl6egyaovvwttxm] In the King AbdulAziz museum in Riyadh, there is a picture of King AbdulAziz and the then-king of Bahrain sitting next to each other. My guide was keen to show the picture and encouraged me to marvel at it. From my perspective, it was no different from other historical photos you might see of leaders sitting next to …

Saudi’s ‘Night Of Long Knives’ Makes Sense

Put yourself in Mohamed Bin Salman’s shoes. You want to be king. You survived the nerve-racking succession struggle instigated by Prince Miteb Bin Abdullah of the National Guard in the last days of his father King Abdullah as he sought to oust your father and install himself as Crown Prince. You saw the way he easily removed the veteran Prince …

World Islamic Banking Conference announces record 24th edition in strategic partnership with the Central Bank of Bahrain 

  The 24th edition of WIBC, also the world’s longest running Islamic banking conference, is set to return to Bahrain this December, and will take stock of the most pressing issues affecting the global financial landscape. Amwaj Islands, Kingdom of Bahrain, 23 October 2017: Middle East Global Advisors, a leading financial intelligence platform facilitating the development of knowledge-based economies in the …

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