Weekly Digest

Think-In

Bringing you a step closer to the various facets of the region

16-20 September 2019

20 Sep 2019

An uncertain future looms for Mr Benjamin Netanyahu (above) after an unprecedented repeat election left Likud in a deadlock with Mr Benny Gantz’ Blue and White party. Photo: Kremlin    To view the newsletter for this week, click here. Sign up...

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9-13 September 2019

13 Sep 2019

Next year, Saudi Arabia will issue a tender for two nuclear power reactors (such as those pictured above). Photo: mzter, shared on Pixabay   To view the newsletter for this week, click here. Sign up through this link to join our mailing...

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2-6 September 2019

06 Sep 2019

Iran will abandon restrictions on nuclear research and development, said President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday. Photo: Tasnim News Agency under a Creative Commons licence   To view the newsletter for this week, click here. Sign up through this link to join our mailing...

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26-30 August 2019

30 Aug 2019

Lebanese President Michel Aoun (above) proclaimed an Israeli drone attack on Beirut as a “declaration of war” that justified a “right to defend [the country’s] sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity”. Photo: Russia Presidential Executive Office   To view the...

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19-23 August 2019

23 Aug 2019

Deposed Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir’s (above) corruption trial began on Monday. His 30-year rule saw the secession of South Sudan in 2011 and the eruption of the Darfur crisis in 2003. Photo: US Navy   To view the...

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12-16 August 2019

16 Aug 2019

The Honourable Richard Armitage, former US deputy secretary of state (above), sharing the American perspective of the escalating tensions between the United States and Iran at MEI’s US-Iran conference at Orchard Hotel on 13 August.   To view the...

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5-8 August 2019

08 Aug 2019

With Iran’s seizure of a third foreign oil tanker in the Persian Gulf this week, tensions between Tehran and Washington and its regional allies have gone up another notch.   To view the newsletter for this week, click here. Sign up...

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29 July-2 August 2019

02 Aug 2019

“Is the truth really that painful?” Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted in response to sanctions the United States imposed on him for being Iran’s primary spokesperson around the world.   To view the newsletter for this week,...

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22-26 July, 2019

26 Jul 2019

In recent years, Somalia has become a battleground for Gulf rivalries, with the United Arab Emirates and Qatar each providing military support to favoured factions. Al-Qaeda-linked Somalian militant group al-Shabaab (pictured above) killed a manager of an Emirati company...

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15-19 July, 2019

19 Jul 2019

Chief Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman stated that an Iranian drone had “closed within a threatening range” of the USS Boxer, prompting defensive measures to be taken by the US.   To view the newsletter for this week, click here. Sign up...

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