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Iran’s Threat to the Strait of Hormuz

  • They don’t have the military capability to close the world’s most important waterway...
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Arab Spring and the Israeli enemy

  • Thirty-nine years ago, on Oct. 6, 1973, the third major war between the Arabs and Israel broke out. The war lasted only 20 days. The two sides were engaged in two other major wars, in 1948 and 1967. The 1967 War lasted only six days. But, these three wars were not the only Arab-Israel...
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CIA’s U-2 spy plane and Twitter

  • On Sept. 18, 1947 the most secretive spying agency was founded. It was named the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), based at Langley, Virginia, with a motto that says: “And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.” It has a budget which would make many countries rich...
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Erdogan raises ‘four fingers’ and shoots himself in the foot

  • THE Republic of Turkey has one of the richest cultures in the world. Its strategic location gave it such importance that it could influence the course of many a historic event. For hundreds of years, the Ottoman Empire controlled vast tracts of land in Asia and Europe. The empire even stretched...
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Graduation ceremony on Thames

  • The United Kingdom has always been a special destination for Saudis. In the 1950s, many young Saudis used to dream of attending schools in London. There has been a time when only a few young men and women got the chance to attend schools in the United Kingdom. However, since the inception of...
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Saudi-British relations: A personal touch

  • When I got an invitation to attend a social function at the British Trade Office in Alkhobar, I remembered the first time I was invited to attend an event at their compound about 10 years ago. The event had to do with Her Majesty the Queen’s birthday. I attended the event in my navy uniform and...
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From Cuba to Ukraine

  • It was during the Operation Desert Storm and the subsequent liberation of Kuwait from the Iraqi invaders in 1991 that the world for the first time saw the devastating result of massive armed conflicts in the recent history.People around the world realized that differences could never be resolved...
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KSA, US need each other

  • During the beginning of the 20th century, the United States emerged as arguably the most powerful nation. It speeded up the end of WWI, and was in the driving seat during WWII.Ironically, US didn’t want to be involved in these two wars. During WWI, many Americans were thanking the Atlantic for...
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Choosing between nuke chimney and solar cell

  • In the 1970s during my college years in the United States, I used to pass by nuclear plants with huge chimneys. I used to wonder why they were so huge and hyperbola shaped. Interestingly, many people believe that those huge chimneys house the nuclear plant and everything that is associated with...
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Tale of two Arab cities

  • At the beginning of this year 2014, Baghdad — Iraq’s capital city — was voted to be one of the least hospitable cities in the world. And Dubai, on the other hand, was voted as one of the most hospitable places. Nowadays, people are fleeing Baghdad in droves and Dubai is experiencing the exact...
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