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...

Muslims unfairly under suspicion

2015-11-24 03:00
There is a post doing the rounds of social media that reads “There are about 1.7 billion Muslims in the world. If Islam really promoted terrorism you’d all probably be dead by now.” Unfortunately, fol...

No pride in prejudice

2015-11-24 03:00
The week begins on a grey not. Several events sit uncomfortably on the mind. The hanging of two elderly men in Bangladesh for war crimes ostensibly committed 44 years ago when the nation was East Paki...

Promoting critical thinking skills

2015-11-23 03:00
In late October, the Ministry of Education organized the inaugural ceremony for a program that it had launched in collaboration with many ministries.The program is called “Fatten,” which is an Arabic...

Understanding the concept of CSR

2015-11-23 03:00
The Minister of Culture and Information, Adel Al-Toraifi, recently patronized Al-Riyadh Literary Club's annual ceremony during which its prestigious Book of the Year awards were given to Dr. Hind Al-M...

Our long history of counterterrorism

2015-11-23 03:00
Our country has, unfortunately, had a long history of being the victim of terrorist actions. Perhaps it is due to our position as a Middle Eastern, strongly Muslim country, with strong diplomatic and...

Arab nationalists — a naïve and ignorant lot

2015-11-23 03:00
Following the terrorist attacks in Paris and later in Mali, most of the western media outlets were flooded with programs featuring analysts trying to understand the phenomena.The media outlets appeare...

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