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Pearling in the UAE: New Form, New Art

Anastasiya Oleksiyenko | Posted 09.13.2016 | World
Anastasiya Oleksiyenko "We are all from the highest to the lowest slaves of one master, Pearl," such were the words of Mohammed bin Thani, ruler of Doha...

What the World Needs Now Is an International Conference on Rescuing Refugees

Myriam Miedzian | Posted 09.20.2016 | World
Myriam Miedzian

Back in 1938, giving refuge to Jews was viewed as a worldwide issue, not something that only the neighboring European countries needed to deal with.

The Iran Deal: Just Another Sales Opportunity

Stephan Richter | Posted 08.06.2016 | Politics
Stephan Richter

Despite all the protests in the Republican camp about the Iran nuclear deal, many Republicans -- especially the vast chorus of consultants working for the U.S. defense industry -- are actually very happy about this deal.

The Battle for Islam

Soumaya Ghannoushi | Posted 01.27.2015 | World
Soumaya Ghannoushi

Does the situation of present-day Muslim society, marked by crisis, tensions, foreign interventions and political despotism, foster the reformist democratic Islam, or does it promote its violent and theocratic rivals?

Turkey's New Role or Awakening the Sleeping Levantine Giant

Claude Salhani | Posted 10.29.2012 | World
Claude Salhani

The reemergence of Turkey in Arab politics has many in Turkey and the region asking if veering Ankara's politics back towards the Levant is a wise policy.

Arab Print Media Weather Financial Crunch Better Than Western Counterparts

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Print media in the west may be struggling for survival but newspapers in the Arab world, which took a few hits, are nonetheless thriving and expected ...