Banks have to do better

2015-03-01 03:05
I just wrote a few weeks ago about the immense challenges that Saudi entrepreneurs have in obtaining loans to help them start and run their small to medium enterprises, citing the shocking figure of 2...

Need for pragmatic approach

2015-03-01 03:02
Certain regional developments these days give an impression as if the Arab world lacks a clear vision during this tumultuous period. It appears as if the Arab countries are unable to effectively respo...

Ukraine: Caught in the crossfire

2015-03-01 03:00
THE ongoing turmoil in Ukraine has frequently been compared to the Yugoslav crisis of the early 1990s — and, indeed, there are many similarities. But, when it comes to understanding why the conflict b...

Understanding Turkey’s stance

2015-02-28 03:00
Last Sunday, the global media reported that Turkish tanks had rolled into Syria to carry out an operation to evacuate the tomb of Suleyman Shah from the only Turkish territory in the war-torn Syria.Th...

Rich leader of a poor nation

2015-02-28 03:00
According to international organizations, during his tenure as Yemen’s president Ali Abdullah Saleh had amassed wealth to the tune of around $60 billion. Even when judged by the standard of wealthy na...

Natural gas diplomacy

2015-02-28 03:00
Russia watchers are rightly focusing on the latest brittle cease-fire in Ukraine, seeking to discern President Vladimir Putin’s intentions there. But they would be wise not to overlook another unfoldi...

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