Overcoming Coronavirus in the Arab World
It seems clear that Arab governments have been tested by the coronavirus. While all have faced a similar challenge in balancing public health needs with economic activity, they have had to do so with varying capacities. Some, like the Arab Gulf states, found themselves better resources and therefore more able to tackle the immediate demands of the crisis. But that they were able to do so is by no means certain in the future, writes Guy Burton, Visiting Fellow at the LSE Middle East Centre.