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The Lebanese crisis

On November 4 last, during the great "purge" within the Saudi elite, the Lebanese Prime Minister, Saad Hariri,  resigned claiming that his life was...

Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s return to Lebanon: A moment of truth

The proof will be in the pudding when Prime Minister Saad Hariri returns home in the coming days to a country in which friend...

Yemen facing largest famine the world has seen for decades

Yemen will be gripped by famine – one the likes of which the world has not seen in years – if the blockade on...

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...

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...

Signs of hope in the Middle East? Don’t hold your breath

Optimists see hopeful signs that the Middle East may be exiting from a dark tunnel of violence, civil war, sectarian strife, and debilitating regional...

Playing both sides against the middle: Saudi engages with Iraqi Shiites

Saudi Arabia, with the Islamic State on the ropes in Iraq, is forging ties to Iraqi Shiite leaders and offering to help fund reconstruction...

How to interpret the crisis between Qatar and Saudi Arabia’s allies

The crisis between Qatar and much of the new "Sunni" NATO - as some US media already call it today - consists in a...

Is the survival of the regime at risk in Saudi Arabia?

2 017 will be a challenging year for Saudi Arabia, who is losing its leadership in the Middle East and faces looming economic...

An answer to the chemical weapon blame game: Assad is neither mad nor an idiot

S hooting from the hip with unerring accuracy was the Wild West according to Hollywood. As anyone who has ever fired a pistol...

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This essay intends to analyze how Ethiopianism (Synthesis) is...

Being “homeless” in their homeland: The locals versus development of Indonesia’s new capital

The development of Indonesia's new capital "Nusantara" continues to...

How Geopolitical Changes Influencing Africa’s Unity and Development

With geopolitical confrontation and tensions deepening, the key global...

Finnish bureaucracy beat Germany’s BASF, which announced staff cuts

Germany's BASF has announced staff cuts at its never-launched,...

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