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Sayyed Wild Abah, Author at ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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Why Do They Convert to Shiism?

Why Do They Convert to Shiism?

I asked a prominent Moroccan figure about the reasons behind the severance of diplomatic ties between Rabat and Tehran, which came as a surprise to many. He said, “A lot has been said about this issue, from the mistreatment of the Moroccan Chargé d’Affaires in Iran to...
Return of the Baath Party

Return of the Baath Party

Nuri al Maliki’s government offered the banned Iraqi Baath Party a chance to return to the political field as long as it renounced violence and accepted the political equation that has come about following the toppling of the former Iraqi regime that it once...
Chavez of Arabia

Chavez of Arabia

After years of waiting, my neighbour named the only child that she was blessed with “Chavez” in honour of “the man who expelled the Israelis in solidarity with the people of Gaza whilst the Arabs failed them,” she said. My neighbour is not an exception in the Arab...
The Financial Crisis between Belem and Davos

The Financial Crisis between Belem and Davos

January 27, 2009, saw the opening of the World Social Forum in the Brazilian city of Belem, which coincided with the annual meeting in Davos held by the World Economic Forum that brings together superpowers and institutions that play an important role in the global...
When Rulers Philosophize

When Rulers Philosophize

French President Nicholas Sarkozy surprised the people of French in his New Year address by using Western philosophical terms that were far removed from his practical pragmatic discourse. He called for the necessity of launching a new cultural policy so as to usher in...