1562, Section: Opinion
Published on 16 October 2014 by muftah.org Husain Abdulla in Opinion
On Oct. 1, 2014, 12-year-old Malak Rajab excitedly welcomed her father Nabeel home following a three-month trip to Europe, where he had advocated for human rights and democratic reform for his home country of Bahrain.
Published on 16 October 2014 by middleeasteye.net Ramzy Baroud in Opinion
Consider this comical scene described by Peter Van Buren, a former US diplomat, who was deployed to Iraq on a 12-month assignment in 2009-10:
Published on 14 October 2014 by themedialine.org D. Robbins in Opinion
Trying to come to terms with new political realities in Sana’a
Published on 14 October 2014 by muftah.org Erin Kilbride in Opinion
Canada announced on Thursday, October 9, that its aerial base in the fight against the so-called “Islamic State” (ISIL) will be housed in the State of Kuwait. Canadian warplanes are set to begin missions to Iraq and Syria within a few weeks.
Published on 14 October 2014 by aljazeera.com Soumaya Ghannoushi in Opinion
Failure of top-down modernization and disintegration of post-colonial national borders have cost the region dearly.
Published on 2 October 2014 by al-monitor.com Ali Ahmad & M. V. Ramana in Opinion
As Iran’s nuclear program inches closer to international acceptance, a number of countries—Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Jordan, Algeria, and Egypt—are in various stages of planning the construction of nuclear power reactors.
Published on 2 October 2014 by middleeasteye.net Rooj Alwazir in Opinion
Some people in Yemen believe that colour-hierarchy is the psychological ramification of colonialism, and reinforced by globalization
Published on 2 October 2014 by muftah.org Erin Kilbride in Opinion
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) could be heading for financial turmoil, potentially posting a deficit in 2015. For the Al-Saud monarchy, which depends on its massive cash reserves to quell dissent against the regime, recent warnings from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) are not to be taken lightly.
Published on 2 October 2014 by middleeasteye.net Sharif Nashashibi in Opinion
There was no shortage of “here we go again” moments in US President Barack Obama’s speech at the UN last week. One of them was his statement that “it is time for the world—especially Muslim communities—to explicitly, forcefully, and consistently reject the ideology” of Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State.
Published on 30 September 2014 by washingtonpost.com Stacey Philbrick Yadav in Opinion
It was 2005 when my Yemeni friends first started talking seriously about their fears that the Houthis would march on the capital Sana’a. The Houthis were never closer than the nearby province of Amran back then.