Week in Review

Since 2012, the Week in Review keeps you ahead of the curve with in-depth analysis of the trends in the region, based on Al-Monitor’s world class reporting.

Has China gained an edge on the US in the Gulf?

China has upped the ante, but the United States holds the winning hand; Oman weighs risks and benefits of Gulf bailout; will migrant workers return to GCC?

Week in Review | China in the Mideast | Jul 2, 2020
al-monitor Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (2R) meets with Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud (2nd-R) at the Great Hall of the People on March 17, 2017, in Beijing, China. Photo by Lintao Zhang - Pool/Getty Images.

Pompeo dismisses Rouhani’s terms for talks as Iran admits ‘no plan B’ for Syria

Israel, Iran and the United States are all not backing down in Syria, but US-Iran prisoner talks may still have a chance.

Week in Review | Iran-US tensions | Jun 26, 2020

US protests inspire activists across Middle East

In Israel, Palestine, Egypt and Tunisia protesters take up calls for reform in solidarity with Black Lives Matter.

Week in Review | Human rights | Jun 19, 2020

Erdogan aims for 'new era' in US-Turkey ties, with Libya top of agenda

Mideast economic forecast is "heavily tilted to the downside," said a World Bank report.

Week in Review | | Jun 12, 2020

COVID-19 compounds economic crises in Yemen, Jordan, Palestine

Recent reports signal conditions going from bad to worse.

Week in Review | Coronavirus | Jun 5, 2020