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Protest In Iran: The Murky Geopolitics Of Soccer

James Dorsey | Posted 03.21.2017 | World
James Dorsey

By James M. Dorsey Thousands of Iranian Arabs last week attended an AFC Champions League soccer match between Esteghlal Ahvaz FC and Qatar’s Lekhwiy...

Trump Says Gulf States Will Pay For Syrian Safe Zones. That's Not The Issue.

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 02.21.2017 | World

President Donald Trump’s rally in Florida on Saturday night drew significant media attention as he took aim at the press, railed against immigration...

The U.S.-Arab Relationship In The 'Age Of Trump'

James Zogby | Posted 02.11.2017 | World
James Zogby

Earlier this week Iran’s Supreme Leader made headlines thanking President Trump for “revealing the true face of America.” While much of Ayatolla...

Rich People In The UAE Can't Own Cheetahs Anymore

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 01.05.2017 | Green

The United Arab Emirates has outlawed the ownership of wild animals as pets ― ending a favored pastime of some wealthy Emirati, who are fond of post...

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 ...

Yes on M: Transit is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Joel Epstein | Posted 10.05.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Here's a grateful shoutout to ULI Los Angeles. As usual, at today's ULI Los Angeles Planning for Transit conference, I learned something new. Thanks ...

Medicaid Industry Who's Who Series

SreyRam Kuy, MD | Posted 09.21.2016 | Healthy Living
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SreyRam Kuy, MD

Medicaid Industry Who's Who Series Dr. SreyRam Kuy was recently interviewed by Brandi Emerson and Clay Farris at Mostly Medicaid. This interview was...

Turning the Aleppo Ceasefire into Lasting Peace

Luay Al Khatteeb | Posted 05.05.2016 | Politics
Luay Al Khatteeb

The Syrian war is clearly un-winnable. With the Aleppo ceasefire, it is possible the US and Russia are waking up to this fact.

Obama Misses Opportunity to Bridge Gulf With Arabs

Ahmed Charai | Posted 04.23.2017 | World
Ahmed Charai

President Barrack Obama's visit to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit this week should have been more than just another bland photo-op that it was in much of the Arab press, including, tellingly, the lack of live coverage on Saudi state television.

Argentine Apology, MidEast Betrayal: One 'Dirty War' to the Next

Steve Koppman | Posted 04.07.2017 | Politics
Steve Koppman

In Argentina where it no longer matters, Obama pays retroactive lip service to democracy. But ask people today across the Middle East -- in Egypt or Yemen, or Saudi Arabia, Gaza and the West Bank, or for that matter Syria -- if the U.S. supports democracy and self-determination.

U.S. Should Charge to Protect Defense Welfare Clients: Donald Trump Got One Idea Right

Doug Bandow | Posted 10.24.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

Washington should stop using the Pentagon as a global welfare agency. The U.S. government at least should charge for its defense services, as Donald Trump has suggested. This is a second best option. But America shouldn't be defending its rich friends for free.

Western Media's Miscount of Saudi Arabia's Syrian Refugees

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 09.23.2016 | World
Anhvinh Doanvo

hanks to a technicality in counting refugees, hundreds of outlets from Amnesty International to the Brookings Institution have claimed that Saudi Arabia has taken zero refugees -- a ludicrous, but rarely fact-checked statement given the comical lack of a "Great Arabian Wall."

Why The Wealthiest Gulf States Are Refusing Syrian Refugees

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 09.09.2015 | World

While residents of the Gulf states have provided hundreds of millions of dollars to aid Syrian refugees through individual donations and charities, th...

What One Professor's Travel Ban Says About The UAE's Influence On U.S. Universities

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 09.03.2015 | Politics

Andrew Ross is a tenured professor of social and cultural analysis at New York University who has authored a long list of respected works on debt, lab...

How Wealthy Arab Gulf States Shape The Washington Influence Game

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 09.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The United Arab Emirates spent more than $12 million on lobbying and public relations here in 2014. That cash secured representation fro...

How the Iran Deal May Impact Israel's Influence

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.18.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

Whether the deal is rejected or not by the U.S. Congress, in the process, conservatives in Israel and in the U.S. will have enhanced their ability to flex their lobbying muscles going forward, and Israel will be well positioned to receive enhanced defense assistance from the U.S.

Persian Gulf Travel: Beyond Dubai, Doha and Abu Dhabi

Maytha Alhassen | Posted 08.04.2016 | Travel
Maytha Alhassen

As friends boasted about their procurement of $187 roundtrip tickets to Abu Dhabi on Etihad, I urged them to consider adding Oman to their itinerary; a five hour drive from AD or a quick, cheap nonstop flight departing close to every hour of the day.

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly About The Iran Deal

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 07.22.2016 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The Iran deal has become legally enshrined -- but that does not guarantee that Iran will fully abide by its provisions, let alone cease its subversive activity. To that end, to enforce the deal, the U.S. must focus not only on preventing Iran from getting nuclear weapons, but how to force it to change its behavior.

GCC Business Leaders Remain Confident in the Face of Regional Challenges

James Zogby | Posted 05.30.2016 | Business
James Zogby

The success of the economies of these countries is not only important for their own people, but for the millions of expatriates who work there, sometimes under difficult circumstances, and who annually send $50 billion to their home countries -- making this region the largest source of remittances in the world.

Sudan's Prospects for Reform

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.21.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

In spite of declarations to pursue reform following South Sudan's secession from Sudan in 2011, the political landscape in Sudan has remained bleak, with the government of Omar al-Bashir continuing to repress the country's marginalized populations.

What Do the Gulf States Want From Obama?

Mohamed Elmenshawy | Posted 05.15.2016 | Politics
Mohamed Elmenshawy

A significantly different tone will characterize the upcoming meetings between President Barack Obama and the heads of state of the Gulf Cooperation Council (or GCC, which is comprised of the member states Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the U.A.E., and Oman) to be held at the White House and Camp David May 13th-14th.

Endless U.S. Support for Dictators Powers Islamic State

Steve Koppman | Posted 05.06.2015 | World
Steve Koppman

What if the real problem in the Middle East isn't a few thousand crazy guys running around in the desert chopping off heads? What if the real problem is the established order that inspired them to organize, the very order the U.S. continually helps perpetuate?

Rethink America's Yemen Policy, Set New Standard for Syria, Iraq

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 11.29.2014 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

Addressing root causes of inequality, inequity and injustice and promoting the well-being of Yemeni citizens will ensure that the country thrives in the long-term.

Barack Obama Is Fourth President to Put Americans At Risk In Iraq: Let Those Threatened by the Islamic State Fight It

Doug Bandow | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Unless President Obama pulls back quickly, his administration risks becoming absorbed in another interminable, unnecessary war in Mesopotamia with unpredictable but almost certainly negative consequences.

U.S. Forces: Stay Out of Iraq

Adil E. Shamoo | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics
Adil E. Shamoo

The current problem of Iraq will not be resolved by sending more U.S. troops, drones, or jets to Iraq. A U.S. military presence would only bring back the same problems associated with the invasion and occupation of the country. The United States can do something, however.