An analysis on the different dimensions of possible enhancement of relationship between UAE and India due to the recent power shift in India. Couple of weeks back in India, the incumbent Congress has been ousted by Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP)....
Former Prime Minister of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani speaks to Rose about various developments in Qatar since power transition in June 2013 while envisioning himself as a businessman in near future. Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani, for...
The Middle East peace process is on "pause". According to Secretary of State John Kerry, the United States was blindsided by a Palestinian deal with a militant group that led to the suspension of Mideast peace talks, putting the Mideast...
After less than a year of exceptional Egyptian-Turkish rapprochement, the events of June 30, 2013 ruptured this relationship. Similarly, when Egyptian and Iranian statesmen began to decrease tensions and a thaw in relations resulted, events evolved to return things...
The fall of the Soviet Union in 1991 has demoted communism and socialism to the least importance upon which capitalistic notions flourished all around the world. Since then, the dominant economic trends revolve around the economic theory of deregulation...
During the first decade of this century, governments and organizations alike were occupied by several analysis processes to reevaluate their achievements and shortcomings, cope with the mainstream trends of people, and most importantly, create strategies for the future. Developed countries...
In the wake of the Second World War, the presence of powerful international and regional organizations, which can preserve peace and play effective mediatory roles between nations, emerged as an imperative requirement to all nations. To address that global need, international...
Tensions mar Kiev on the fourth day following the sudden step-up of an otherwise peaceful protestation at Independence Street, on the 18th February. Ukraine got the first hint of trouble in November 2013 when its national government refused an agreement...
A prudent strategy for watering down the water crisis in Delhi is to merge water management with the urban development master plan The Unachievable Election Promise When AAP, the Aam Aadmi Party (Common Man’s Party) included the promise of 700 litres...
Now as thirty-four months ago, on every international and regional news TV you would watch, or transnational newspaper you might read, or human rights websites you explore, you will find analytical articles condemning the ongoing Syrian bloodbath. You will also come upon...
The power vacuum in the Arab World is expanding, giving the opportunity for World Powers to pounce in. Yet, Europe's chances are on the rise, given the depleting popularity of the United States in the region. When revolts sneaked in...
Mr Arvind Kejriwal, the new CM of Delhi, Do you have the time for an open letter? Wow You took Delhi by storm. You presented to the people an image of a party that was named AAP (ordinary people party). It...
Despite the presence of so many transnational problems, Iran’s nuke program and the Syrian dilemma are by far the most controversial issues on the international political theater. Navigating away from discussing over again the machinated failure of the international...
by John Brian Shannon. For many, this is the time of year when we count our blessings and look forward to the new year with expectant hope. For all its pending concerns, 2014 looks to be a year of opportunity...
South Africa is in mourning after news that their former leader, and equal rights icon Nelson Mandela has sadly passed after an extended battle with a lung infection and other conditions. Mandela was 95 and had been receiving long-term...
While analyses have abounded examining the details of the “secret” talks and evaluating the positions of the negotiating parties in the Middle East peace process, prominent Israeli writers have intensified their efforts, on “Israel's imminent existential threat” with much...
If you intend to visit an Arab country, you will likely come across many indignant people criticizing the so-called international community for being a self-serving gathering of countries or an interest group. No matter where you will be, whether...
Every now and then, you read some comments or hear people blaming Muslims and Arabs for the ongoing chaos and unending violence currently happening throughout the world. At large, people, mainly those living in the north-western hemisphere, criticize most...

Merkel’s biggest test

The election of Angela Merkel for a third term highlights lingering and new issues that she will face and how her legacy is defined by her agenda. That Angela Merkel has been elected for a third term shows she has...
The crisis in Syria has its roots in the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, but U.S. and Russian diplomats seem to be turning towards solutions once again. The world sits at the verge of its destruction. Russia and the U.S....
No matter whom we are or where we are in the world, one cannot deny that human rights and civil liberty are the most controversial topics, after politics, of our time. By all odds, the most debate-provoking topic in...
As centuries ago as now, we find many policymakers, politicians, and political analysts who still consider the abstract idea of double standard a shrewd political craft. They simply justify this double play as a mean to attain goals and preserve...
On June 30, the focus of most people and governments were on the Tahrir Square, in Cairo, where the scheduled mass demonstrations were to be held in opposition to the Egyptian president, Mohamed Morsi, and against the dominance of...
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In this op-ed, Mohammad S. Moussalli discusses the crux of the Middle East and Arab dilemma; and makes suggestions so that to establish security and peace in the world. Whenever you get involved in a political discussion concerning the question of...
Installs of pioneering App soar 1000% following recent street protests and in anticipation of more government censorship. AnchorFree, the global leader in consumer security, privacy and Internet freedom, today announced that it experienced 1000% growth in installs of its popular...
Switzerland's International Institute of Management Development, ranks the UAE government as the best in the world, in social cohesion and efficiency. The IIMD Global Competitiveness Yearbook 2013, reports the UAE ranks in the Top-10 most competitive nations in the world. The...
Most foreign residents who happen to live or work in the Arab region are accustomed to hear the mass majority of Arab nationals and expatriates complaining about the living conditions and sociopolitical situations of their native countries. Nowadays Arabs...
Findings from the latest survey covering Arab youth has revealed they are more confident about the future ahead and feel a greater sense of national identity following the Arab Spring. The results were part of the fifth annual Arab Youth...
In a landmark decision, Kuwait’s parliament has approved a plan to buy citizens’ personal loans, write-off the interest and reschedule repayments. Reuters has quoted Kuwaiti Finance Minister Mustapha al-Shamali as saying that the government was expecting to spend an estimated...