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Trump in the White House: a year in the life of a third-party president

When Donald Trump was elected almost a year ago, many Americans could not imagine that the words "president" and "Trump" could be combined. There...

Al Qaeda’s love affair with the ayatollahs of Iran: my enemy’s enemy is my...

At a time when the Middle East is gripped by the bitter rivalry between the traditions of Sunni and Shiite Islam, the revelation that...

UAE flag a symbol of unity for all residents

'Raise it up high ... keep it high'. And high is where the UAE flag remains in the hearts of thousands of its residents....

An earnest appeal from a Nobel Laureate to Aung San Suu Kyi

The Myanmar military commander recently justified crimes committed by his soldiers and officers, such as murder, the burning of houses and villages and driving...

Barzani steps aside, but problems abound across the political spectrum

Twelve years after he was appointed the first president of the Kurdistan region of Iraq, Masoud Barzani is to leave his position on Wednesday. Although...

What the Kurdish debacle means for Turkey

Turkey welcomed almost with celebrations the debacle that the peshmerga suffered at the hands of the Iraqi government forces. Nonetheless, it now has to...

UAE’s work culture is getting future ready

Remarkable forces are reshaping the world of work in radical ways, not just in the Middle East but around the world. Disruptive innovations are...

The way forward

After four months of sustained and determined political efforts, Egypt successfully drove both Fatah and Hamas to seal an accord of national Palestinian reconciliation...

Syria: Should Astana negotiations be expanded?

The defeat of the self-proclaimed Caliphate of Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi is almost achieved. It's only a matter of weeks for the pseudo-state before it...

The only way forward on North Korea

Could the world soon witness another devastating war on the Korean Peninsula? That question looms large in many conversations these days. Of course, concerns...

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