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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Sunday, 3 May, 2015

Opinion: Cuba and the Difficult Changes Ahead

I recently visited Cuba, as I wanted to see this country—one that almost caused a third world war, and which along with North Korea is the world's last remaining insular communist nation—before it finally begins to open up to the world and become like other countries. While I was there, the country actually reminded me of two Arab experiences of isolation which I witnessed: Egypt during the era of late president Anwar Sadat and Syria at the time when President Bashar Al-Assad came...

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Mshari Al-Zaydi
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on : Saturday, 2 May, 2015

Opinion: We need a Decisive Storm against ISIS

Just as there was an Operation Decisive Storm against what is happening in Yemen, a conflict that took place outside of Saudi Arabia’s borders, we need a Decisive Storm to confront what is happening inside its borders. The battle that is taking place inside Saudi Arabia compliments the battle that is taking place beyond its borders, particularly as the threat to Saudi Arabia’s security comes from within, as well as without. Saudi security forces were able, within a very short period of t...

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Amir Taheri
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on : Friday, 1 May, 2015

Opinion: Why Iran cannot deliver what Obama hopes

In two weeks’ time President Barack Obama is scheduled to host a summit at Camp David with the leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states. The event comes at a t...

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Salman Aldosary
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on : Thursday, 30 Apr, 2015

Opinion: New royal blood regenerates Saudi Arabia

Even as Saudi Arabia fights a war along its borders, the Kingdom has achieved greater national stability by continuing its strategy of transferring power to the second and even thi...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Thursday, 30 Apr, 2015

Opinion: Mr. de Mistura, why don’t you invite ISIS to Geneva as well?

A week ago, the UN’s envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, defied everyone by insisting that Iran be invited to a proposed international conference on Syria, saying: “The United ...

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Salman Aldosary
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on : Wednesday, 29 Apr, 2015

Opinion: Benomar failed to represent the UN in Yemen

Aside from accusations leveled against former UN envoy to Yemen Jamal Benomar by Yemen’s politicians—who have said he lied to the UN Security Council and sought to legitimize t...

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Tariq Alhomayed
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on : Tuesday, 28 Apr, 2015

Opinion: What did Operation Decisive Storm achieve?

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its allies last week announced the end of Operation Decisive Storm in Yemen, and the beginning of Operation Restoring Hope. But now we must ask: Wha...

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Eyad Abu Shakra
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on : Monday, 27 Apr, 2015

Opinion: Enduring Misguided Western Policies . . . Again

When, in 2003, the US and the UK decided to attack Iraq, bring down its regime, destroy its security and military apparatuses and cleanse its political life of what remained of the...

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Diana Moukalled
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on : Monday, 27 Apr, 2015

Opinion: It is the Saudis and the Lebanese This Time

In addition to wars and direct confrontations, the Lebanese have grown used to witnessing in the public sphere a spate of verbal confrontations and a state of collective misunderst...

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Amal Mousa
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on : Sunday, 26 Apr, 2015

Opinion: The Cat-and-Mouse Game of Terrorism and Freedom

Not only is terrorism a complex and reviled phenomenon, due to the darkness and bloodiness of its crimes, it also poses a host of other serious and sometimes embarrassing problems ...

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