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Why the Shanghai Cooperation Organization matters

  • Established in 2001 as a successor to the Shanghai Five, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization is the largest regional grouping in Eurasia, covering around 40 percent of the world’s population and 30 percent of global economic output. Owing to its impressive profile of security and economic coo...
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World’s new focus on Saudi Arabia vindicates Kingdom’s priorities

  • The global energy crisis caused by the war in Ukraine and Western sanctions on Russia has brought Saudi Arabia into the global limelight. Is it merely because the Kingdom is reaping the reward of the recent increase in oil prices? Or does it have something to do with its leadership’s persi...
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OIC continues to work tirelessly to unite Muslims

  • Named in honor of Islam, Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad, has emerged as a key summitry venue for the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the largest international organization in the world after the UN. In December, the city hosted a special session of the OIC’s Council of Foreign Ministers to...
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Saudi Arabia needs a paradigm shift in higher education

  • The higher education sector in Saudi Arabia has already made its mark in the Arab world, with 15 universities in the Kingdom earning a place in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022, including five in the top 400. This distinction is an outcome of the consistent efforts to ...
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Gulf states must deepen economic integration

  • Last week’s GCC summit in Riyadh forged the necessary consensus among the six member states to jointly tackle Iran’s nuclear ambitions and its malign activities in Yemen, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon. Together, the Gulf states want their deep concerns over this pivotal danger to be addressed in any ...
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Saudi Arabia’s exciting journey into a reimagined future

  • Great things can come from sheer imagination, provided a country’s leadership is able to understand the public pulse and then rechart its national destiny on the basis of a reimagined future. Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, an outcome of such imagination by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, is stee...
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Time to revive ‘cricket diplomacy’ between India, Pakistan

  • Although India and Pakistan are out of the T20 World Cup in the UAE, the iconic hug of the respective cricket team captains after India’s defeat in its match with Pakistan highlighted an important point: The persistence of a deep public yearning for peace, despite three-quarters of a century of...
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How Saudi Arabia is leading the global climate action

  • The Saudi Green Initiative Forum in Riyadh has brought together world leaders, public officials, businessmen and climate activists to chalk out the regional roadmap for tackling the disastrous effects of global climate change. Its highlight is the official launch of the Saudi Green Initiative a...
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