Arabia Monitor Monthly Webinar
This month’s Arabia Monitor webinar will focus on the MENA region's economic recovery and discuss the green shoots that will start to show this year. As we enter 2021, we are cautiously optimistic. The new virus mutation underscores the precarious nature of the crisis, but promising news on the development and deployment of vaccines is expected to accelerate the timeline for containment.
On the geopolitical front, we have our ears to the ground in Tehran as Rouhani’s administration awaits President-elect Biden’s inauguration. We will cover how Biden will position his policy towards Iran, as well as what the incoming US president means for the MENA region on the whole.
We will also discuss our regional theme this quarter. We wanted to take the long view and inspire ourselves from other emerging markets, so we have looked at relations between Latin America (LatAm) and the MENA region and found that developments now extend beyond the impressively large Arab diaspora in LatAm. The shift in dynamics coupled with new pockets of opportunity brought on by COVID-19 are critically key to the MENA region’s diversification story.
We will also provide country updates on the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Morocco and Libya. As always, we will close with an update on the latest Sino-MENA developments.