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What about the Gulf, Your Excellencies?

What about the Gulf, Your Excellencies?

Change is a rule of life and an approach for development; this is a natural logic that applies to all development and something that is reflected in politics. There is a near consensus amongst Gulf intellectuals monitoring what is happening in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen,...
Netanyahu’s Success

Netanyahu’s Success

Day after day US President Barack Obama, who is still not a highly seasoned politician, discovers that talk in election campaigns is one thing but political reality is another, and that, as they say, “talk is cheap” during and prior to election campaigns,...
Moshtarak or a Trap?

Moshtarak or a Trap?

Moshtarak is the name of the NATO operation that is being led by the US in collaboration with Afghan troops in order to fight the Taliban in Afghanistan in what is considered to be the largest military operation since the Taliban were toppled from power in 2001. The...
Happy to be Mistaken

Happy to be Mistaken

I was one of the few Arabs who thought that John McCain -the presidential candidate contesting the last US presidential election against Barack Obama – was better for our central Arab cause – Palestine – than Obama. But it appears that US President...
The Region’s Response to Bush’s Tour

The Region’s Response to Bush’s Tour

When Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Sheikh Muhammad al-Sabah paid a visit to Tehran before Bush ended his historic visit to the Gulf, it was a clear message that said: We act in accordance with our interests in the region, which might not always agree...