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Abdulrahman Al-Zuhayyan

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Dialogue: Small things that could make big difference

One of the godly gifts bestowed upon humanity is the ability to communicate with one another to convey ideas and feelings. One form of communication is negotiation.

October 02, 2013

Saudi Arabia is our sweet home and source of pride

In a cold winter night in the desert, a few gray-bearded men sat around a campfire narrating their stories to their young companions. Clutching his long beard, one of the old men said, Arabia was a vast desert with scorching heat where our ancestors had lived for centuries.

September 23, 2013

Another Cold War in offing?

Ambitions of a nation can be judged not only by its actions but also by the tone and the language of its leaders. Symbols and gestures are very significant in deciphering diplomatic parlance.

September 16, 2013

Dhahran: Out in the blue

Dhahran is more than a city; it is a narrative of the convergence of big and mundane dreams. It holds the history of oil discovery in Saudi Arabia, which is a recount of a remarkable human collaboration between East and West, destiny and faith, as well as hopes and despairs.

September 03, 2013

EU blacklisting a step forward on Hezbollah

Despite Hezbollah having been involved in numerous terror activities since its inception in 1982 until 2012, the idea of listing it as a terror organization remains the subject of much debate in the international community in recent months, particularly by the European Union.

July 28, 2013

The social impact of Ramadan — past and present

WHILE standing in a queue at the checkout of a major supermarket, there was a neatly dressed Saudi man standing next to me with a black dyed goatee beard and mustache. He appeared to be a middle-level retired government employee.

July 15, 2013

The downfall of Muslim Brotherhood

MASSIVE protests against former President Muhammad Mursi of Egypt have erupted across the country which prompted the military to intervene to preserve the country’s national security by unceremoniously removing Mursi from power and installing Adly Mansour, the top judge of Egypt’s constitutional

July 08, 2013

Qatar embarks on a new era

The abdication of power by Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani in favor of his son Sheikh Tamim marked a new era in Qatar’s history. This carefully-crafted political move was an outcome of a purely independent decision. The move also delineated Doha’s foreign policy in the foreseeable future.

June 30, 2013

G8 fails to break Syrian stalemate

Last week, the G8 Summit was convened in Northern Ireland as the world waited with bated breath for world leaders to provide a concrete solution to end the stalemate in the Syrian crisis.

June 23, 2013

Iran’s new president and his foreign policy

For the past decades, Iran has succeeded in attracting the international limelight by keeping itself at the center of the Middle East’s politics.

June 16, 2013