As tension grows between the government and protestors in #Iraq, the country’s Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani calls for a new election law that brings new faces to power. He urged the government to implement reforms and avoid procrastination.
At the"Changing Dynamics of Security & Defense in the Gulf" Panel at #GIF2019, @becca_wasser argues that the US remains, and will continue to be, the primary security guarantor in the Gulf "What we see is a cyclic pattern of engagement where the US tries to re-prioritize"
The #UAE and #Egypt have announced a plan to invest $20 billion in economic and social projects. The news comes during Egyptian President Sisi's visit to the UAE https://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-egypt-investment/uae-egypt-launch-20-billion-investment-platform-abu-dhabi-crown-prince-idUSKBN1XO19L