Opinion



Brazil’s institutional limbo

International investors are watching closely as Brazilians prepare to vote in the second round of the presidential election on Oct. 26.



A thaw in Pak-Afghan relations

After years of mistrust and tension-filled relations, there are now indications that Afghanistan’s new President Ashraf Ghani and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif are ready to “bury the hatchet,”



British role continues to haunt Palestinians

It would be intellectually dishonest to reflect on the British House of Commons’ vote of Monday, Oct. 13, on a Palestinian state without digging deeper into history.



Fighting human trafficking

The city of Tacloban was one of the worst hit by Typhoon Haiyan (“Yolanda”) in November 2013, when the term “storm surge” was first introduced in the most violent way possible.



The killing fields

There are hotspots that the sun sends out and then there are those that are man-made and treacherous.



The intemperate advocates of Israel

Before we make up our minds about a book, we read it first. In like manner, we see an opera, especially a critically acclaimed one by one of America’s leading composers then we decide. Not before.



The Italian pirate in Saudi desert

Last few weeks saw oil prices nosedive in such a manner that had left many economic analysts baffled. During the same period, this writer also wrote on the unusual decline in the oil prices.



Proper planning and impact of time factor

Proper planning plays a crucial role in the success of any development project and ultimately in the progress of a country.



Fear is mankind’s biggest enemy

Few months ago, when the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus was the talk of the Kingdom, Jeddah in particular, a kid in my son’s school was reported sick.



Memoirs of a Saudi Ph.D. student: Staying safe abroad

During the past few weeks, we were all following the developments in the case of the Saudi student, Abdullah Alkadi, who went missing in the United States.

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