What is Thomas Friedman doing in Riyadh?

2015-11-25 03:05
The presence of American writer and columnist Thomas Friedman in Riyadh has sparked a debate about the purpose of his visit. Some have classified Friedman as an anti-Saudi writer, who has written arti...

Working class hero

2015-11-25 03:00
“I dreamed I saw Joe Hill last night/ Alive as you or me,” goes the old song. “Says I, ‘But Joe, you’re ten years dead.’/ ‘I never died,’ says he.” Many of those familiar with these words are likely t...

The sleeping giant awakens

2015-11-25 03:00
The board of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) recently approved China’s application to join — an application a decade in the making — and sent it on to member governments fo...

Who’s to blame for Syria mess?

2015-11-25 03:00
Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani once defended his country’s intervention in Syria by stating that they only intervened after fighters were “200 meters” away from Damascus. However, my topic to...

Need for restraint

2015-11-25 03:00
NATO member Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet on its border with Syria on Tuesday, raising concerns over the potential for a further escalation in the Syrian conflict.Ankara says the plane violat...

Time to treat the cause

2015-11-25 03:00
It will take time and an unprecedented collaboration between nations but the odds are stacked against Daesh, which will eventually be defeated and dismantled as an organization in Iraq and Syria. The...

Tampering with civilizations

2015-11-24 03:00
I still remember that smug look on his face, followed by the matter-of-fact remarks that had western journalists laugh out loud. “I’m now going to show you a picture of the luckiest man in Iraq,” Gen...

A century of terror

2015-11-24 03:00
There has been a ninefold increase in deaths due to terrorism globally, rising from 3,329 in 2000 to 32,685 in 2014, according to the Global Terrorism Index 2015 report by the Institute for Economics...

Managing regional crisis

2015-11-24 03:00
In a recent interview with The Atlantic magazine, US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter blamed Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries for not confronting Iran regionally. “If you look at where the I...

Pragmatism in climate policy

2015-11-24 03:00
The diplomatic effort to forge an international agreement to mitigate climate change is undergoing a fundamental shift. The top-down approach that has guided the effort since 1992 is slowly being repl...

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