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How ISIS overtook Al Qaeda

On June 12, a gunman stormed a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, killing 49 people and wounding 53 others. During the massacre and ensuing...

The Selling of Saudi Aramco

Transparency has never been a strong calling card for Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest oil producing company. So when the deputy crown prince Mohammed bin...

Commander's death pulls Hezbollah deeper into Syria quagmire

When a United Nations tribunal began trying those accused of the 2005 assassination of Lebanon's former prime minister, a prosecutor struggled to paint a...

ISIS may be down, but it's far from out

Many experts are now speculating that Islamic State is experiencing its death knell. It is losing territory, its finances are being drained and the number...

Hiroshima taught Americans how to justify attacks abroad

On May 27, Barack Obama will become the first sitting American president to visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, the site of the world's first...

Stormy weather ahead but Saudi banks remain strong

The downgrading of Saudi banks by Moody’s on the 14 May comes as no surprise given the twin stresses of low oil prices and...

Saudi Arabia's oil policy could become more transparent

The appointment of Khalid al-Falih as Saudi Arabia's new energy minister to replace veteran oil minister Ali al-Naimi is likely to bring a big...

A bold plan and a big challenge

It is a tall order that the deputy crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has placed so emphatically on the table: to wean his country’s...

Looking to the future of Saudi Arabia

Not long ago, chances were that I would not live long enough to be able to write this column. When I was a boy...

ISIS has erased the line between foreign and domestic policy

Not since the Vietnam War has a foreign-policy issue transformed Western domestic politics in the way the threat from Islamic State (ISIS) has. Neither...

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