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The Dubai Film Festival Diaries: The Groundbreaking Dolphins, Paul Bettany's Shelter and Asha Bhosle

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 12.13.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Ultimately, each time we go to the movies, we, the audience, make a choice for better or worse cinema. We make a decision that influences what gets made, what gets produced, what is distributed and shown.

The End of Shared Sacrifice Set in Stone: Yale As Metaphor

Paul Gunther | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics
Paul Gunther

It behooves Americans not only to pause and consider their war dead, even if just doing so by pondering the anonymous tale of a single lapidary name, but also to think about a contemporary society where the whole concept of such binding sacrifice is equally dead.

More Meddling in the Middle East: Challenges Between Civilian and Military Engagement

Patricia DeGennaro | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Patricia DeGennaro

The U.S. is once again intervening in the Middle East with no plan, no idea, no clue and no thinking about how to shape this into a positive outcome.

Why the iTunes Deal with Front Row Filmed Entertainment Is a Dream Come True

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 11.03.2014 | Media
E. Nina Rothe

Nadine Labaki in a scene from her film Where Do We Go Now? I believe wholeheartedly in the power of cinema to change the world. One only has to view ...

Bahrain's Jihadist Dilemma

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

Bahrain finds itself in an increasingly untenable position. If it misplays its hand, or events in the region outpace the government's ability to manage domestic politics, the Bahraini government could find itself facing a dire crisis in the near future.

Leveling the Transnational Playing Field

Luay Al Khatteeb | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business
Luay Al Khatteeb

The playing field of transnational efforts against corruption is becoming more aggressive and arguably more effective judging by the number of high-profile multi-jurisdictional prosecutions or investigations of key players.

Why I'm Going to Yemen

Michael Shank | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics
Michael Shank

Following on the heels of the "massive and unprecedented" U.S. drone strikes in Yemen this month, which killed scores of Yemenis, I'm headed there for...

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

Dr. Nasser H. Saidi | Posted 06.15.2014 | 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 06.14.2014 | 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.