Opinion



Plotters will never succeed

The terrorist attack on a mosque at Al-Qadeeh in Qatif is alien to Saudi culture and norms.



Nobody to wipe Rohingyas’ tears

This past week, we witnessed a horrifyingly sad display of international indifference toward hundreds of people stranded aboard rickety boats.



Judicial harassment of Indian Muslims

A new book, Gyarah Saal Salakhon Ke Peeche (Eleven Years Behind Bars) exposes how innocent Muslims in India are being framed in terror cases by police and intelligence agencies, subjected to brutal to



Economic costs of ME conflicts

The Arab world and its neighbors are stuck in a violence trap.



The complex puzzle of Iraq

The self-ascribed Islamic State’s takeover of Ramadi, the largest city and the administrative center of the Al-Anbar governorate in Iraq, is not the first incident that raises questions about the ultr



Toward the Asian century

Watch out global economies — the largely undeveloped Asian region is set to roar as India and China are entering into a new era of political and economic cooperation.



Who is to be blamed for IS?

What is the likelihood that former President George W.



An American ‘ironclad’ commitment

In the run up to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) leaders’ meeting with US President Barack Obama at Camp David, many analysts and politicians suspected that the two sides would be divided over how



Yemen crisis: Problem and solution

Geography has been a constant factor in Yemen’s relations with Saudi Arabia for three centuries, and still is.



Changing the rules of the game

Following the GCC-US Camp David summit, US President Barack Obama announced his administration’s commitment to the security of the Gulf states in an attempt to allay fears of these countries over the

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