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Entries by Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi from 07/2009

I Don't Want to Cause a Diplomatic Incident, But...

| Posted 07.06.2009 | World

Allowing red passport-holders to walk freely through UAE baggage controls must stop, and there must be more scrutiny. My diplomatic peers don't mind having their bags checked through a scanner, neither do I, and nor should anyone with nothing to hide.

A Jealous Wife's Revenge Makes for Bad Law

| Posted 07.13.2009 | World

What should be clear to everyone in the UAE is that sex outside marriage is against the law. This is not France. What isn't clear is whether the implementation of this law is even-handed.

The Arabs Need a Nelson Mandela, Who Knows When to Go

| Posted 07.20.2009 | World

We desperately need a visionary leader in the Arab world, monarch or republican, who steps aside and oversees in his lifetime a peaceful democratic transfer of power.

The Gulf States Already Have Links with Israel

| Posted 07.24.2009 | World

Should the Gulf countries maintain contacts with Israel if this would make life easier for Palestinians? Could having such ties propel the Middle East peace process forward?