Opinion

Dreams of drowning

2015-09-04 03:00
The sensation of drowning, short-term memory loss, insomnia and suicidal tendencies: They may have made it safely to Italy, but many asylum seekers are plagued by symptoms of trauma and the psychologi...

Lebanon protests: Smelling a rat

2015-09-04 03:00
Some claim the street protests organized by civil society activists in Beirut point to the collapse of Lebanon’s political elite. Well, this isn’t exactly true since the Lebanese political elite colla...

All eyes on Washington

2015-09-03 03:00
For the past couple of months, many regional and global analysts had been looking forward to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman’s visit to Washington.They were expecting to see him during t...

No such thing as Islamic terrorism

2015-09-03 03:00
This week Jeddah’s Effat Univer-sity hosted a discussion panel with the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) as their guest. The discussion featured a vast cross-section of Saudis from the pub...

Daesh’s new propaganda trick

2015-09-03 03:00
He who buys and keeps the dinar issued by Daesh can keep it as a souvenir because the group will soon be eliminated and the dinar will remain as an evidence of contemporary history. The value of Daesh...

Modi playing with fire

2015-09-03 03:00
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will do well to take note of what American hero and Navy admiral Hyman G. Rickover had said decades ago when he extolled the powers of the bureaucracy by saying tha...

Victims of climate change

2015-09-03 03:00
A few years ago, Melinda and I visited with a group of rice farmers in Bihar, India, one of the most flood-prone regions of the country. All of them were extremely poor and depended on the rice they g...

The rising walls of humanity

2015-09-03 03:00
The idea of building a wall a la Berlin between Canada and the US to keep out illegal immigrants has been ridiculed in most quarters and rightly so. Walls do not keep people in. Peace and the right to...

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

2015-09-02 03:00
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.Much anticipation surrounds t...

Toward a nuke-free world

2015-09-02 01:02
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...

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