1580, Section: Opinion
Published on 21 October 2014 by al-monitor.com Metin Turcan in Opinion
Although much has been written to explain the tactical military successes of the Islamic State (IS), there has not yet been a comprehensive assessment of how, since June 2014, IS has managed to rule over terrain larger than Lebanon to include eight million Iraqis and Syrians.
Published on 21 October 2014 by america.aljazeera.com Judith Barnett in Opinion
On Oct. 12, representatives from international donor countries meeting in Cairo pledged $5.4 billion to help reconstruct Gaza after nearly two months of war between Hamas and Israel this summer. Barack Obama’s administration pledged to contribute $212 million, doubling US aid to the Palestinians this year.
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.