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Donald Trump's Company Is Receiving Direct Payments From Foreign Agents Right Now

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.24.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump’s business receives direct payments from a registered foreign agent funded by the government of Abu Dhabi. The...

Saudi Arabia in the Crucible: A Conversation with Abdulrahman Al-Rashed

Joseph Braude | Posted 01.03.2017 | World
Joseph Braude

In recent months, several delegations of American diplomats, elected officials, and Middle East specialists have visited the Saudi capital Riyadh, met...

The Security and Geopolitical Dimensions of Italy-GCC Relations

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 11.21.2016 | World
Giorgio Cafiero

Cinzia Bianco is the co-author of this article.* In light of the uncertainty surrounding U.S. foreign policy in the Donald Trump era, the Gulf Cooper...

Richard's Pick: The Best Airline in the World, 2016--Etihad Airways

Richard Bangs | Posted 11.01.2016 | Travel
Richard Bangs

Today, of course, airlines everywhere are scaling back, devising ever more ways to cut, condense, or charge customers for every amenity once considere...

Surveying Saudi Arabia's Youthful Majority

Joseph Braude | Posted 10.24.2016 | World
Joseph Braude

A video by Saudi youth seeks to promote scientific reasoning and civil discourse. How do Saudi youth view their country's foreign policies, domestic ...

Richard's Picks: Best Hotels in the World, Fall 2016

Richard Bangs | Posted 10.17.2016 | Travel
Richard Bangs

The wisdom of the crowd is a beautiful thing, except when it's not. When it comes to matters of taste, the pack tends to push quality assessments to a...

Will Humanity Prevail? Ali F. Mostafa's 'The Worthy' Premieres at the London Film Festival

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 10.10.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Some people may read books and others listen to the media in times of uncertainty. I turn to cinema to find the answers. Within Ali F. Mostafa's late...

Joy of Exploration: Thoughts From Volunteering With Special Needs Children in Abu Dhabi

Anastasiya Oleksiyenko | Posted 09.29.2016 | World
Anastasiya Oleksiyenko

In February-May 2016 I volunteered at the Future Center for Special Needs in Abu Dhabi. The Community Outreach office at my university NYU Abu Dhabi promoted the opportunity and I felt a need to take it, to actively serve the society in which I had been studying for four years.

What to Do About Saudi Arabia

Joseph Braude | Posted 09.11.2016 | World
Joseph Braude

American policymakers share a concern that the Saudi government, Saudi charities, and wealthy Saudi individuals continue to promote extremism around t...

Around The World With The Sun

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 08.10.2016 | Impact
Joan Z. Shore

It will go down in the annals of aviation: A round-the-world flight without a drop of fuel. That was the amazing achievement of two Swiss pi...

What I Learned From The Greatest: Personal Reflections On Muhammad Ali

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 06.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

It was the mid-1970s and Muhammad Ali was my new hero. To me, a grade-schooler, he was larger than life and yet so down-to-earth. My parents were in his inner circle, which gave me magical memories and personal insights on greatness.

Oil-Funded Soccer Giants Face Off In the Champions League

James Stafford | Posted 04.08.2016 | Business
James Stafford

Why are Manchester City and PSG so rich? The two teams owe much of their success to oil and gas wealth from the Middle East, oddly enough. City is owned by a member of the ruling family in Abu Dhabi. Manchester City's opponent in Wednesday's match, PSG, is owned by Qatar.

Downgrade of Charges or Obstruction of Justice?

Marwa Alaradi | Posted 03.23.2016 | World
Marwa Alaradi

My father has become a pawn in this political game. He is a Canadian citizen, a businessman, and the father of five children. He has a lot to live for and the UAE's State Security is willing to ignore these realities, all for the sake of petty politics.

Pivot TV's Truth and Power: 'To Be More Informed Is To Be More Powerful'

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.23.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

"... I feel lucky to have been able to pursue my dreams and I hope that my contributions will in some small way lead to a sustainable world of peace a...

Fastest Roller Coaster in the World: Ferrari World

Loren Browne | Posted 03.15.2016 | Travel
Loren Browne

Truth or Dare? If you're an adrenaline seeker, you must check out Ferrari World. Located in Abu Dhabi, this is the largest indoor amusement park i...

We Will Not Stop Until Our Father Comes Home

Marwa Alaradi | Posted 03.11.2016 | World
Marwa Alaradi

What was supposed to be a family vacation turned into the nightmare of our lives when my father was kidnapped into a mysterious black car on the streets of Dubai. As we waited for the UAE government to sort out my father's unjust detainment, we realized that dead silence is not the answer.

In the Unlikely Venue of Abu Dhabi, the World Charts a New Clean Energy Course

Clint Wilder | Posted 03.02.2016 | Green
Clint Wilder

On the surface, Abu Dhabi, the capital of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates, would seem an unlikely venue for the first major global clean energy conference after the landmark climate agreement signed one month earlier at COP21 in Paris.

The Berlinale Diaries 2016: Redefining What Love Is, at the Movies

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.13.2017 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Berlin, so far, has been cathartic for me. I've watched a movie, The Dreamed Ones by Ruth Beckermann, that reinvents the idea of romance and takes it to a cerebral level, thus suggesting the concept that in order to love, we don't have to be next to a person, it's enough to feel them to carry them in our heart.

Climate Change This Week: The New Coal, Hot Water, Clean Energy Justice, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.02.2017 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. When we harm forests, we harm ourselves. Unique Giraffe Beetle, another bi...

2016 Is a Year of Hope

Omar K. Alghanim | Posted 01.12.2017 | Business
Omar K. Alghanim

Modern and forward-looking programs like these serve as reminders that we all play a role when it comes to creating economically-inclusive environments that allow people to follow their dreams. Job creation is a big part of the equation.

Israel's Diplomatic Overture to the UAE

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.12.2017 | World
Daniel Wagner

Israel's extended olive branch to the UAE occurs within a complicated geopolitical context, in which some traditional alliances are strained, several states are exploring new partnerships and various actors are seizing upon newly generated opportunities in the region.

Saudi Arabia's Anti-Terror 'Coalition' Is a House of Cards

Daniel Wagner | Posted 12.28.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

Given the conflicting interests and lack of military experience on the part of the coalition's members, there is ample reason to conclude that this alliance lacks substance.

With N.Y.U. Abu Dhabi, John Sexton Pays Tribute to His Mentor

Sam Roberts | Posted 12.15.2016 | World
Sam Roberts

Sexton's goal for this diverse campus has been to bridge the racial, ethnic and cultural divisions that are re-emerging at American colleges and universities by instilling the ecumenical vision of an iconoclastic dreamer from Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant who defied boundaries.

The UAE and Qatar Wage a Proxy War in Libya

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 12.13.2016 | World
Giorgio Cafiero

When the Qaddafi regime fell in 2011, centralized power quickly dissipated and Libya fell into chaos. A wide range of armed groups asserted control ov...

The Dubai Film Fest Diaries 2015: Zinzana, by the Arab Tarantino

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 12.11.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Ultimately Zinzana is everything I dream about for Arab cinema. A narrative that moves away from the Arab Spring, the social issues and the looming dangers on the other side of border and towards creativity and a universal appeal.