Opinion



The Chernobyl factor in the Ukraine crisis

Twenty-eight years after its Chernobyl nuclear plant exploded, Ukraine confronts a nuclear specter of a different kind: The possibility that the country’s reactors could become military targets in the



America pivots back to Asia

The Philippines and the United States are embarking on an “Agreement on Enhanced Defense Cooperation” (AEDC) that would increase the presence of US military troops in the Philippines on a “rotational”



HotSPOT: Excuse me, have you seen my wife?

Ok, you can lose your keys, misplace your pen. Never find a scissor when you need one. But a wife. Like that’s the girl you marry, spouse, the other half, that person.



A day at an American university

A few months ago, I received an invitation to lecture at Bridgewater University, which is located in the suburbs of Boston. The visit, though brief, brought back many memories.



Differentiating between real and fictitious amid fears

At a recent get-together, one of our friends surprised us by showing up wearing a medical mask. Another complained that most pharmacies were out of hand sanitizers.



Healthy body is must for sound minds

The overwhelming approval of the Shoura Council in a 92-18 vote to give girls at public schools the right to participate in physical education is yet another signal that the council, with its strong b



Memoirs of a Saudi Ph.D. student: Cultural diversity adds value to a society

In my last week’s column, I tried to highlight the role of the British media and how it represents and reflects the day-to-day issues of the British people.



You know your aren’t a winner when...

Your boss calls you whatisname... You don’t even get kicked upstairs by way of promotion. You can scratch and win till you are blue in the face but all you get is ‘Thank you, try again.’



Who impedes the peace deal?

It is hard to avoid the conclusion that the peace process is often held hostage to the imperatives of Israel’s domestic politics.



The wild world of insurance companies

When dealing with insurance companies in Saudi Arabia, you get an impression that they still maintain the same posture as when they operated before insurance was legalized in 2003.

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