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Playing with Fire: Israel and its problematic friends solidify ties

Remarks at United Hebrew Congregation, Singapore, 3 October 2017 There are no nice guys in the Middle East, a region that is in the...

Why should the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) not be reneged?

For the past few months, the future prospects of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (also known as Iran Nuclear deal) have sparked the...

Women’s driving: Saudi ultra-conservatives lick their wounds

Saudi Arabia’s lifting of a ban on women’s driving raises a host of questions that transcend the issue of women’s rights and go to...

Women’s driving: Saudi Prince Mohammed’s litmus test

Saudi Arabia’s long-awaited lifting of a ban on women’s driving, widely viewed as a symbol of Saudi misogyny, will likely serve as a litmus...

Malaysian launderette owner stirs Asian hornet’s nest

Uproar about a launderette owner’s decision to bar non-Muslims from using his service has focused a spotlight on broader discriminatory attitudes in Malaysian society...

Washed up: Malaysian launderette refuses non-Muslim customers

The owner of a self-service laundrette in the historic town of Muar in the Malaysian state of Johor likely had little inkling of the...

President Trump’s UN Speech: Where Idealism Meets Pragmatism

Last week saw the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly where world leaders descended upon New York to give their customary speeches, condemn...

Shaping Eurasia’s future: Unintended consequences of abrogating Iran’s nuclear deal

US President Donald J. Trump’s targeting of a two-year-old agreement curtailing Iran’s ability to produce nuclear weapons could not only spark a nuclear arms...

Testing the waters: Saudi women get one-time access to a stadium

Saudi Arabia's 85th birthday could prove to be historic -- one that could put to the test opposition to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's...

Foreign States Interventions in Syrian Conflict

Foreign interventions in Syria started in March 2011 after the furious people of Dara predominantly Sunni Muslims city in Syria cited as (cradle of...

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