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Strength in unity is the way forward for the GCC

  • An organization that is entering its fifth decade has, much like a person, a lot of experience to work from but also a great deal to plan for. In 1981, the Gulf’s emirs and sheikhs set aside centuries of rivalries and enmities to club together to contain post-revolutionary Iran. Sheikh Zayed ...
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UK admiral’s key role reflects global naval renaissance

  • Adm. Sir Tony Radakin is no average naval officer. Having studied law alongside his Royal Navy career, he qualified as a barrister and was subsequently called to the bar. Despite reaching the lofty rank of first sea lord, a title which predates that of prime minister by two centuries, this most...
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The Gulf’s special challenge on climate change

  • For decades, the Gulf states have enjoyed an oversized role in global energy markets owing to their status as producers, petrodollars having simultaneously encouraged staggering energy inefficiencies at home. As the world works toward the aims of the Paris Agreement on climate change, how the G...
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Cometh the hour, cometh Muqtada Al-Sadr

  •   Mass public gatherings have been rare in Iraq since security forces and militia groups stifled anti-government protests last year and amid regular government curfews to combat the spread of COVID-19. Nevertheless, thousands hit the streets last week to denounce Israeli military actio...
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Saudi plans to grow forests in the desert could change the world

  • For any country that relies upon hydrocarbons to provide 99 percent of its energy, you might imagine that announcing an ambitiously huge entry into the renewables space would be daunting. Not for Saudi Arabia. With average annual sun hours in excess of 3,000, miles upon miles of untouched shor...
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Why Arab League should seek reconciliation with Syria

  • The Arab League last month resumed some of its activities in Damascus for the first time since November 2011, when the organization’s foreign ministers suspended Syria’s membership. As the 10-year anniversary of the Syrian civil war looms, many predict that, despite the great human cost of the ...
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Democratic powers can combat ‘Westlessness’ by working together

  • As international leaders gathered for the 56th Munich Security Conference last week, faced with the combined challenges of an Iran cut loose of its nuclear agreement, the outbreak of a frightening new virus and an EU at an impasse after the UK’s withdrawal, a sense of trepidation reflected t...
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Tories must make use of ‘outsider’ Stewart’s talents

  • Author, spy, explorer, soldier, diplomat, governor, minister, and Conservative Party leadership candidate. Accumulating accolades seems to have been Rory Stewart’s preoccupation throughout his adult life. Of his many achievements, however, an eye on the top job was never one of them. Having sur...
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Essential American principle of liberty is under threat

  • As if the current US administration had not done enough to harm the United States’ international reputation, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley announced this week that the US will leave the UN Human Rights Council. The move was poorly timed, as observers l...
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France seeks a more active Middle East role

  • France has colonial ties with a quarter of the Arab world, but the long shadow of violent wars of independence and a focus on West Africa have meant that it always held back from taking a lead role in the region. However, in a departure from his predecessors, President Emmanuel Macron has shown...
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