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Abdulrahman Al-Zuhayyan

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Turkey’s Mideast connection

Turkey embodies almost everything one needs to know about the Middle East. As the name “Near East” (Middle East) was bestowed on the region by Western historians and politicians, it has a Eurocentric tinge to it. This term parts the world into the occident and the orient.

June 09, 2013

Waging war on extremism

Two primary and crucial conditions affect the relationship between Muslims and Christians in Western countries, including the United States. And each condition has a set of components that together form the base of the reactionary behaviors of both sides.

June 02, 2013

Human trafficking or modern-day slavery

HUMAN trafficking is a grave violation of human rights. It is gaining in both intensity and complexity as countries around the world are increasingly becoming interdependent.

May 26, 2013

Revisiting 9/11 attacks and Boston bombings

The recent Boston bombings are reminiscent of the infamous attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, although the Boston explosions were far less in magnitude in terms of destruction and number of casualties.

May 18, 2013

Saudi legal system and outside world

A recent talk with a group of Western friends of different nationalities (United States, Canada, and Britain), with legal and business expertise, has revealed that the Saudi Ministry of Justice has some pressing business to do quickly and that is, to make the world aware of Saudi laws.

May 11, 2013

The Arab League in the new millennium

The Third Arab Economic and Social Development Summit that concluded last week in Riyadh called for the re-examination of the Arab League’s objective and what it has achieved after 68 years of its establishment.

January 26, 2013

One religious or ethnic group cannot rule Iraq

The components of social and political structures have always been the same in Iraq since its establishment and more specifically after the Ba’ath party became the only ruling political entity in Iraq.

January 12, 2013

World has a lot at stake in Yemen

In 2011, the Yemenis rebelled against President Ali Abdullah Saleh for the following reasons: Troubled economy (poverty, increase in fuel and food prices), unemployment, corruption, and Saleh’s attempt to modify the constitution so that his son can inherit the presidency after the end of his term

January 05, 2013

Challenges facing new Egypt

Even before the ousting of President Hosni Mubarrak, most Egyptians were aspiring for high standard of living and a respectful position among the comity of nations.

December 22, 2012

Social change and wearing the veil

Social change is inevitable in any society. However, the change can be either progressive or regressive in nature depending on the outcome that the society considers as being beneficial or harmful.

December 15, 2012