The rise of the al-Shabaab insurgency in the Cabo Delgado province and the ‘hidden debt’ scandal are both linked to discovery of natural gas in Mozambique, a development that has far from benefited the people.
Spyware like Pegasus is dangerous not only because it gives hackers complete control over an infected phone, but also because it introduces the skills and knowledge of nation-states into the civilian sphere.
Moscow’s anti-U.S. rhetoric has suddenly been toned down, signaling a potential change in attitude and direction.
Beijing is setting a new tone for easing tensions and rivalry in the historically volatile region.
Real change in Gulf relations will require still unseen changes in Saudi and Emirati behaviors and policies.
India needs to have more clarity about the purpose of any force projection abroad.