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The Gulf Should Pivot East and Build the 'New Silk Road'

Dr. Nasser H. Saidi | Posted 04.15.2014 | World
Dr. Nasser H. Saidi

A new multi-polar world has emerged over the past 30 years that has shattered the post-WW II paradigm and structure, and the near hegemony of the US whose economic, financial and military power is waning.

What I Wear Is My Choice!

Bushra Alvi | Posted 04.14.2014 | Women
Bushra Alvi

Perhaps, like everything else, there is no single meaning of the abaya for Muslim women across the globe.

Why Détente With Iran Is a Historic Game Changer

Dr. Nasser H. Saidi | Posted 03.05.2014 | World
Dr. Nasser H. Saidi

We are at a potential cusp, a transformational moment in the Gulf and the Middle East where détente with Iran could radically change the geopolitics and economics of the region. The opportunity should not be missed.

U.S. To Sell $10.8 Billion In Missiles To Gulf Allies

Agence France Presse | | Posted 12.17.2013 | World

The Pentagon said Thursday it plans to sell Washington's Gulf allies Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates $10.8 billion worth of missiles and mun...

Egypt's Economic Future and and the Need for Outward Strategy

Efraim Chalamish | Posted 10.13.2013 | World
Efraim Chalamish

While in the long term, future governments can adopt and implement policies to improve Egypt's economy, the short term impact of the recent political revolution exacerbates the current conditions.

The Killing Fields: Industrial Agriculture, Dead Zones and Genetically Engineered Corn

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 10.01.2013 | Green
Elizabeth Kucinich

Scientists are predicting one of the largest dead zones ever in the Gulf of Mexico this year, with estimates ranging from 7,286 to 8,561 square miles, or as large as the state of New Jersey.

Qatar Educators Integrate Media Literacy into Curricula

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.23.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

This is a summary of a chapter by the author in "Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue" edited by Ulla Carlsson and Sherri Hope Cu...

Brides for 'Sale'

Rym Tina Ghazal | Posted 06.01.2013 | World
Rym Tina Ghazal

As the conflict in Syria rages on, with no respite in sight, desperation is hitting Syrians hard. And there are many around to take full advantage of it. But to actually receive a message offering Syrian brides showed me just how bad the situation has now become.

Twitter vs. the Emir: Tweeting in Kuwait Becoming a Dangerous Pastime

Courtney C. Radsch | Posted 04.10.2013 | World
Courtney C. Radsch

Increasingly, those in Kuwait who would use Twitter to express discontent with their political system or criticize the ruler (not to mention religion) do so at their own risk.

Queen Rania of Jordan Calls for "Another Revolution in Arab World"

Neil Parmar | Posted 11.24.2012 | World
Neil Parmar

Some of the world's top leaders in government and business convened this week, calling for educational reform in the Middle East and North Africa to help tackle rampant joblessness in the region.

Abdulaziz Sadeq Spearheads Kuwait's National Youth Project Media Campaign

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.27.2012 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Kuwait's youth are hoping to steer the country in the right direction through participation in an advisory body tasked with helping to set official policies.

Iran Picks Awkward Time to Escalate Gulf Tensions

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 06.18.2012 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

Whereas the UAE has constantly strived to lessen the economic impact of the UN sanctions on the Iranian people and has repeatedly stated that it will not impose non-UN sanctions on its northern neighbor, Iran has shown very little goodwill towards the UAE or its Gulf neighbors.

Annan's Mission Suits Damascus' Desire to Buy Time

Raghida Dergham | Posted 05.30.2012 | World
Raghida Dergham

Annan's mission is edging forward calmly and slowly, which suits the Syrian leadership that seeks to buy time.

Man Survives 30 Hours In Gulf After Boating Accident

AP | Posted 03.28.2012 | Travel

CONROE, Texas — Treading water hours after his fishing boat started to sink in the Gulf of Mexico, Ken Henderson made a decision that saved his life...

China and the Gulf: A Growing Strategic Relationship

Barry Lando | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Barry Lando

Just as American troops and bases have spread along the Gulf, so have China's businessmen, eager to exploit the vital resources that the U.S. military is thoughtfully protecting.

New Evidence Cites More BP Oil Spill Mistakes

AP | HARRY R. WEBER and DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 11.13.2011 | Green

A BP scientist identified a previously unreported deposit of flammable gas that could have played a role in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, but the oil ...

Turkey and Saudi Arabia: The Buildup to Syria

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 10.19.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

Turkey and Saudi Arabia sit on opposite sides of the spectrum, the first a Sunni state defined by its secularism, the latter a Sunni state defined by its sect, and yet the countries have never been closer.

Gosaibi Served the Public With Far More Than His Pen

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 10.16.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

Few other writers have transcended the notion of distinct nationalities that is common among many Gulf writers today. As time passes, there will be more and more people like me who have been impacted by Ghazi's writings.

Another International Mediation Fiasco in Libya

Doug Noll | Posted 08.06.2011 | World
Doug Noll

Without reforms, we will not see improvement in peace efforts. Untold billions of dollars will continue to be lost and wasted and incredible humanitarian disasters will continue to unfold. It does have to be this way.

Osama Bin Laden: He Had It Coming

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 07.05.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

For ten years millions of Arabs were held hostage due to the acts of a minority. During this time tens of thousands of lives were lost in senseless violence that only a megalomaniac would be able to justify.

McCarthyist Rhetoric Sweeps Gulf Social Media

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 06.25.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

The accusation of treason is the most serious civil offense a person can be labeled with. It is only for the courts to decide who has committed such a heinous act. This is not a matter to be left for social networking sites and the blogosphere.

Qatar: Why Protests Won't Happen Here

Shabina S. Khatri | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shabina S. Khatri

As people across the Middle East rally against their regimes, Qatar appears to be the only country in the Arabian Gulf to escape unscathed by the politics. There are a dozen reasons why.

The Bird Project: Healing Ruffled Feathers by Design

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Karen Dalton-Beninato

The Bird Project is a perfect blend of Tippy Tippens' background in design and her desire to help in the aftermath of the BP Oil Spill. Her sculpted b...

My 2010 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 1]

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

My apologies to anyone tuning in who was expecting to see the 150th "Friday Talking Points" column, since it will be pre-empted for two weeks here. B...

It's the Dose that Makes the Poison: How the FDA Is Not Protecting Many Gulf Coast Residents from Possible Seafood Hazards

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

To all those folks on Capitol Hill who are chowing down on Gulf seafood at all those holiday parties: take a look at your plate and count carefully. The FDA's protection stops at an average of four jumbo shrimp per week.