Opinion

Taking stock of Saudi-US summitry

2015-09-05 06:00
The Saudi-US summit meeting in Washington may be King Salman’s first visit to the White House since becoming ruler in January but it is only the latest in the regular consultations between the leaders...

Adding new vigor to Saudi-US ties

2015-09-05 05:00
The visit of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman to the United States is a very important one to reinvigorate a strategic relationship that is more than 80 years old. Too often observers of...

Condemning refugees to death

2015-09-05 03:00
PILES of human bodies in the back of a truck may be one of the worst signs of how humanity has atrophied for some people. Last week we awoke to reports that 72 migrants had suffocated to death in a tr...

Assaulting our cultural heritage

2015-09-05 04:00
WHAT kind of people would feel propelled to go on a wanton rampage of destroying a society’s cultural heritage? The answer is simple: The uncultured one — a people driven by anarchic passions and nihi...

A false alarm about China

2015-09-05 03:00
To hear some pundits tell it, China’s economic miracle is coming to a tumultuous end. The volatile stock market and the renminbi’s “surprise” depreciation are signs of imminent economic collapse, acco...

Saffronizing Indian history

2015-09-05 03:00
Children break toys they get bored with. Adults invent more ingenuous ways of venting their ennui. Like those loonies blowing up prized heritage in the Middle East. Can you undo the past with such ac...

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...

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