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Salman Aldossary
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on : Tuesday, 31 Mar, 2015

Opinion: GCC must unite on Yemen for sake of citizens

No one can deny that the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has been the best example of pan-Arab efforts to achieve unity. But the GCC has always been at the receiving end of criticism from the people of the Gulf. Rarely have they been satisfied with its performance; they often underestimate its benefits, claiming that they have not received the perks they were expecting as citizens of GCC countries. They are right to a certain degree: the performance of the GCC has not been satisfying even to Gulf...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Tuesday, 31 Mar, 2015

Opinion: Bringing Yemen’s Fox to Justice

Ali Abdullah Saleh's son Ahmed has seen his political future go up in smoke this week, and ultimately it is his father, the former president, who is responsible for this. Saleh, who is allied with the Iranian-backed Houthis, is the mastermind behind the current mayhem engulfing Yemen. Saleh, the wounded fox, was betrayed by his own intelligence apparatus and ousted from power in February 2012 after thousands of Yemenis took to the streets demanding an end to his rule which had lasted 40 years an...

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Salman Aldossary
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on : Tuesday, 31 Mar, 2015

Opinion: Putin’s Inverted Logic

Fate has decreed that Mr. Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia—and everybody knows what Russia is— shares the same logic of Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of the Hezbollah mil...

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Diana Moukalled
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on : Monday, 30 Mar, 2015

Opinion: The Curse of Ali Abdullah Saleh

Following the ouster of former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh in 2011, I visited Yemen twice, with my last visit coming just over three months ago. During those visits I al...

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Salman Aldossary
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on : Sunday, 29 Mar, 2015

Opinion: King Salman’s Decisive Offer

“At this time, when we did not wish to take this decision [the Saudi-led offensive in Yemen], we wish to emphasize that Riyadh is still leaving the door open to all Yemeni politi...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Saturday, 28 Mar, 2015

Opinion: After Yemen Intervention, a Negotiated Peace

The extent of regional and international concern over the war in Yemen has exceeded expectations. Anxious governments and international institutions have frankly expressed their vi...

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Salman Aldossary
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on : Saturday, 28 Mar, 2015

Opinion: Iran’s allies are the Houthis’ allies

There is nothing strange in Iran and its allies being the only ones who are standing with the Houthis, while it is the rest of the world that is standing against their rebellion an...

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Salman Aldossary
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on : Saturday, 28 Mar, 2015

Opinion: An international storm to uproot the Houthis

So, we have passed “Zero Hour” and the official start of the war against the Houthis in Yemen. This is a war that is taking place with Arab and Gulf participation and amid huge...

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Masood Ahmed
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on : Friday, 27 Mar, 2015

Opinion: Tunisia’s Resilience amidst Transformation

Having completed the political transition and weathered the international economic crisis, Tunisia is well placed to now complete the economic transformation that is required to en...

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Amir Taheri
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on : Friday, 27 Mar, 2015

Opinion: France’s Uncertain Enemy

Almost three months after terrorist attacks shook Paris, France is still uncertain about what hit it and how to cope with what many see as a perennial threat. As is often the ca...

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