Opinion



King Salman’s visit to US — alliance or separation?

The first official visit of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman to Washington beginning on Thursday comes at a crucial time in the history of Saudi-US relations.



Toward a nuke-free world

One of the many things the world has learned from the Iran nuclear saga is that its leaders made a mistake, when negotiating the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) in the 1960s, in not doing anyth



Time for more democratic UN

We are moving further into a new century with many of the old, deficient institutions of the last century left untouched.



Unfounded comparison

Promoting the “deal” he claims he has made with Iran, President Obama is trying to cast himself as heir to a tradition of “peace through negotiations” followed by US presidents for decades.



A huge moral challenge

As international and regional players continue to search for a formula that could facilitate a political solution in Syria, the humanitarian crisis in that country is reaching unprecedented levels.



Turkey at a crossroads

Less than five months after the last legislative elections, Turks on Nov. 1 will vote again in one of the biggest gambles of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s political career.



Child soldiers of Iraq, Yemen

International law forbids recruitment of children.



Palestine’s leadership crisis

The crisis of leadership throughout Palestinian history did not start with Mahmoud Abbas and will, regrettably, be unlikely to end with his departure.



So much for ‘red lines’

Last Friday marked the second anniversary of the chemical weapons attacks perpetrated by the Syrian regime against the towns and villages of Eastern Ghouta near Damascus.



A colder war in Arctic

President Barack Obama should be applauded for gathering world leaders in Anchorage this week for a US-led conference on “Global Leadership in the Arctic.”

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