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This Couple's Moving Abroad To Escape Trump. Here Are 11 Good Places To Go.

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 01.31.2017 | Travel

Back when the idea of President Donald Trump seemed like a far-fetched giggle, many Americans said they’d leave the country if he ever took office. ...

Saudis, UAE Predictably Back Trump Syria Safe Zone Scheme

Michael Hughes | Posted 01.29.2017 | World
Michael Hughes

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates voiced support for President Donald Trump's idea to establish safe zones in Syria, which comes as no surpris...

Emirates' New Athens Flights: A Sharp Poke in the Eye

Rob Britton | Posted 01.26.2017 | Business
Rob Britton

Emirates' recent announcement that they would begin nonstop flights from Newark to Athens on March 12 struck many Washington aviation experts as remar...

Emirates Finally Hits Turbulence

Rob Britton | Posted 01.24.2017 | Business
Rob Britton

Deep in a lengthy Bloomberg Businessweek article on Emirates Airline was a quote that spoke volumes about the airline's strategy and confirmed the cas...

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...

Where Are the Heroes? Arab Cinema in the Time of Extremism

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 01.17.2017 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

We've recently been witness to the fact that politics can definitely be cinematic. Maybe not always in a good way, but it is. So is cinema political i...

The Dubai Film Festival Diaries: Samuel L. Jackson on Quentin and Spike Lee and Best of the Emirates

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 12.12.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

While there have been undeniably more wonderful films than what I've been able to watch at this year's Dubai International Film Festival, part of the ...

"An International Film Festival with an Arab Heart": Masoud Amralla Al Ali Opens Up About Dubai Film Fest

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

Good things come to those who wait, they say. And wait I did, gladly, for my chance to interview the understanding, cinema-loving, intelligent, poetic...

Donald Trump: A Win For The UAE?

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 11.30.2016 | World
Giorgio Cafiero

The UAE, having invested in a lobbying campaign in Washington to bring the U.S. on board with Abu Dhabi's global campaign against the Muslim Brotherhood, may have reason to look forward to working with a US president who labels the Brotherhood a "radical" organization.

UAE Announces A Virtual Hackathon To Drive Blockchain Innovation In The Public Sector

Rahilla Zafar | Posted 11.28.2016 | World
Rahilla Zafar

In October, Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai, announced on Twitter Dubai's goal to become the first government in the world to execute all of its transaction onto a blockchain by 2020.

Subsidized Gulf Airlines Continue To Dump Seats In The U.S.

Rob Britton | Posted 10.24.2016 | Business
Rob Britton

Earlier this month, two of the three massively subsidized, state-owned Gulf airlines announced additional flights to and from the United States.

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 ...

GCC Countries Score High In 'Quality Of Life' Survey

James Zogby | Posted 10.22.2016 | Politics
James Zogby

Citizens in several of the Arab Gulf states appear to have a higher appreciation for the quality of life available to them in their countries than do citizens in most European countries.

Saudi Arabia, Vigilante Justice, and The Law of the Jungle

Mohammed Fairouz | Posted 10.06.2016 | World
Mohammed Fairouz

Beyond adding further tension to an important alliance, the U.S. Senate's passage of a bill that would allow private citizens to expose Saudi Arabia to 9/11 legal claims will impact how international law is practiced, with serious ramifications for the United States.

Fighting for the Soul of Islam: A Battle of the Paymasters

James Dorsey | Posted 09.30.2016 | World
James Dorsey

By James M. Dorsey A gathering of prominent Sunni Muslim leaders in the Chechen capital of Grozny that appeared to have effectively excommunicated Sa...

Israel Is Strengthening Its Ties With The Gulf Monarchies

Samuel Ramani | Posted 09.12.2016 | World
Samuel Ramani

Israel's strengthened economic and security cooperation with the Gulf Cooperation Council bloc is closely related to the GCC's growing indifference to the situation in Palestine, and Saudi Arabia's single-minded desire to undercut Iranian influence in the Middle East.

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...

Expertise in countering urban street gangs can be used to fight jihadists

Joseph Braude | Posted 09.07.2016 | World
Joseph Braude

Word is out that Washington's traditional Arab allies, alarmed at rising terror threats, have been trying to counter jihadist groups on their own. In ...

The U.S. Government Breaks Its Own Flight Rules. Again.

Rob Britton | Posted 09.02.2016 | Business
Rob Britton

For the second time in less than a year, the U.S. government has hired Emirates, a massively subsidized, state-owned airline, to fly federal employees, this time between New York and Milan, Italy.

Soccer investments' reputational risk catches up with UAE

James Dorsey | Posted 08.17.2016 | World
James Dorsey

By James M. Dorsey Reputational risk associated with autocratic investment in high profile soccer clubs threatened to catch up with the UAE as a powe...

Obama Administration Releases 15 Guantanamo Detainees

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 08.15.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The Pentagon announced the transfer of 15 prisoners out of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility on Monday evening, marking the largest...

My Desert Adventures: A Dip in the Pool and the Perfect Picnic

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 08.10.2016 | Travel
E. Nina Rothe

It is my tradition to start the day at the pool, whenever I happen to stay at a hotel which makes this luxury a reality. Swimming is unbeatable as exe...

Avoid Traffic Delays on Your Daily Commute with the Snorelax App

Rawan AbuShaban | Posted 07.13.2016 | Technology
Rawan AbuShaban

Calling all commuters: spend less time on your morning drive with a new mobile app that works while you sleep. Snorelax analyzes real-time and histo...

UAE Warns Citizens To Avoid Wearing Traditional Clothing While Abroad

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 07.04.2016 | World

The United Arab Emirates warned its citizens to avoid wearing traditional clothing when traveling outside of the country on Sunday, less than a week a...

Dubai: a financial oasis in the Middle East turmoil?

Georges Ugeux | Posted 06.30.2016 | Business
Georges Ugeux

The recent announcement that HSBC Bank Middle East Ltd. moved its incorporation from Jersey to Dubai, under the auspices of the Dubai International Fi...