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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



America’s need for speed

On July 1, 1828 a song was written about the first American passenger train. As time passed, American songwriters and composers wrote countless emotional songs about trains and train rides.



Mind your manners

Earlier this month a video was circulating on various social media platforms that showed a man in the usual pilgrim’s attire in Makkah (which means he was in the Grand Mosque to perform Umrah) using a



Europe should tread carefully

As the European Union’s leaders gather in Riga for a summit with the six members of the EU’s “Eastern Partnership,” many recall the dramatic meeting in Vilnius of November 2013.



Think before you speak

Indian opposition parties can’t believe their luck that even before the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi completes one year in office on May 26 their cause is being helped by none other than



Fully going autopilot

The recent Germanwings disaster has once again reminded us that human pilots are not always failsafe.



New phase beckons in GCC-US relations

The many analytical reports after the Camp David Summit focused on the Iranian nuclear deal and its impact on relations between the Gulf Cooperation Council and America.

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