Opinion



An illegitimate claim?

China is now facing challenges to its maritime claims.



Musharraf case: Sharif walks a tightrope

Although the two Sharifs — Nawaz and Raheel — seem to have defused what barely a week ago looked an ominous situation, the crisis is far from being over.



Future of economic uplift

Slowly but surely, the debate about the nature of economic growth is entering a new phase.



SMEs versus small overseas enterprises

The small and medium enterprises (SMEs) issue in the Kingdom has been debated heavily in the last few years.



History may well judge Russia’s leaders harshly

Does history repeat itself? Are we seeing the signs of a new Cold War developing from the polarization between the US and Russia, the heir of the collapsed Soviet Union?



Drug trafficking: Nip the evil in the bud

Every now and then we read reports about security officials thwarting attempts to smuggle narcotics into the Kingdom. The trend shows that these substances are in demand here.



Basics about MERS in the Kingdom

1. MERS: First detected in 2012, the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome is a deadly respiratory illness and is caused by a coronavirus and hence called MERS-CoV too. It has 60% death rate.



Elections in Arab world not always a good thing

Someone who is not familiar with the Arab world would be excused if he believed that democracy is thriving in this part of the globe. Elections are due to take place in Algeria, Iraq and Egypt.



Watching the CAR crash

The irony is hard to ignore.



Protecting Pakistan at the cost of civil liberty

In a recently held heated National Assembly session, the government of Pakistan was able to successfully promulgate the Pakistan Protection Ordinance (PPO).

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