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...
The Chinese government has committed itself to producing 16% of its primary (electrical) energy from renewable sources by 2020 (UNEP) Wind power surpassed nuclear power in 2012 to become China's third-largest energy source. Back in 2007, due to the political leadership...
The recent elections in Italy have shown a deepening divide between the citizens and politicians of Italy. The political deadlock created despite a dramatic election that saw the 5-Star Movement of Beppe Grillo, a-comedian-turned-politician become the strongest party in...
The modern concept of civil society is centered on the free joint action between individuals within private and official associations to achieve equitable societal settings and comfortable socioeconomic conditions. Typically, the causes and effects of social and civil movements...
"Man is born free but is kept in chains everywhere. " ~Jean Jacques Rosseau~ Rosseau's statement is central to the idea that Man is born free  and has the ability to prevent enchainment , only through institutions of righteousness, respect and...
Greenhouse gas is a catch-all term used to describe a class of gases -- either naturally-occurring or man-made (anthropogenic) which have a detrimental effect on the Earth’s atmosphere. It is no longer in academic dispute that any upset to...
Saudi Arabia's state media has reported that Saudi King Abdullah in a historic move has appointed women to a fifth of the seats in the country's powerful Shura Council. In the two royal decrees issued today, King Abdullah reconstituted the...
The U.N. General Assembly on Monday passed the resolution 174, urging Tel Aviv to allow the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to have access to its nuclear facilities. This was promptly refused by the Israeli regime. Not only did...
While some might think that the sky is falling now that a new President of China and a new Chinese Premier will be installed in March 2013 -- Stephen S. Roach with his years of professional experience working with many of the individuals involved, tells...
In essence, a sovereign state is a socio-political association of people that has a representative political system, autonomous judiciary, nationally and internationally acknowledged governing body and self-rule over a recognized demarcated geographic area which is not subject to another...
At the onset of this millennium, the World Bank established a set of international development targets, known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), to reduce poverty by half in 2015. On that point, during the annual meeting of the...
The relationship of a national authority to citizenry has been the subject of agelong arguments and indeterminate discourse. Most political theorists and analysts have unremittingly debated whether social order should be maintained by constraint or consent. And, what are...
It is a customary practice to see Arabs and non-Arabs browse for the latest news about Arab revolts, called the Arab Spring. They find civil unrest in Tunisia, riots and regime destabilization in Bahrain, tribal armed clashes in post-Gaddafi...
A plan to integrate six Gulf countries as proposed by Saudi Arabia last year in response to Middle East turmoil needed more discussion, Gulf Arab foreign ministers said on late Sunday after they met in Jeddah. The GCC countries, Saudi Arabia,...
The number of Turks who believe the country will acquire European Union membership has dropped sharply in comparison to last year, a recent poll suggested. According to a poll conducted by the German-Turkish Foundation for Education and Scientific Research (TAVAK), the percentage...
Six Gulf Arab foreign ministers will meet in September to discuss a plan for closer integration of the mostly Sunni Muslim monarchies, Saudi Arabia's English-language Arab News reported on Sunday. Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah proposed last December that the Gulf Cooperation...
In the last few weeks our rather mild mannered PM seemed to lash out in a personal attack. It was veiled under the garb of moral outrage but it was a personal attack nevertheless. PM David Cameron took umbrage...
The Tunisian government is welcome to any of its deposed dictator's assets it can find hidden in Swiss bank, Ben Ali's Beirut-based lawyer said as he announced his client's permission to Swiss authorities to transfer alleged assets to his home country. In response to...
The growing demonstrations in Sudan should not be reduced to a mere denunciation of the government’s recently introduced economic austerity measures. The protests are also an utter and overdue rejection of Omar Al Bashir’s entire regime, which has been...
The existing interminable regional conflicts among several nation countries along with the recurring armed clashes between political factions, fundamentalist groups, and state authorities are now common features of modern times. In most of the Muslim world, the core of...
Majority of population in Muslim nations expressed their strong desire for democracy more than a year after the first stirrings of the Arab Spring, a report revealed on Wednesday. A survey carried out by the Pew Research Centre showed solid majorities in...
The Palestinian Authority is set to hold local elections in the West Bank and Gaza on 20 October after a lapse of six years, the first since 2006, an official said on Tuesday. “The Palestinian government decided today during its...
Libyan cities are flooded with thousands of campaign posters put up by people campaigning to elect a 200-member assembly which will lead the oil-rich nation over a short transition period - roughly 12 months if all milestones are met -...
Iran has convened a meeting with world powers in Istanbul in search of a diplomatic solution to the nation’s nuclear work. The Islamic Republic considers the international sanctions that target its energy and finance industries as 'illegal and irrational'. The...
By Yassir Karooka A popular uprising takes more than deep-seated grievances among the masses and the courage to stand in defiance against injustices. A successful popular uprising requires inspirational leadership and a political force bestowed with the ability to effectively...
Former Tunisian dictator's Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali's wife claimed her husband was ousted in an "orchestrated" coup while offering "sincere condolences" to the people who died during the uprising. The former first lady also told French daily Le Parisien that...
An outcry by press freedom campaigners has forced the Iraqi government to review its plans to suspend licences of 44 media operations in the country. Ali Nasir, deputy director of Communications and Media Commission, said the news media watchdog will give the targeted...
The greatest challenge in the quest to Arab women's empowerment is not religion but the lack of economic and social development and a dearth of perceived security, a Gallup Poll released on Monday said. The report urged policymakers to allow Arab...
Iraq's media regulatory body has ordered the closure of 44 media outlets in the country, including the BBC and Voice of America. Sources with knowledge of the order said on Sunday the dispute escalated over broadcast licences. US-funded Radio Sawa and privately-owned...
Kuwait's constitutional court ruled on Wednesday the country's Islamist-dominated parliament was elected unconstitutionally and restored the previous legislature. The state news agency KUNA said the court declared that "the decree calling for the National Assembly 2012 election is void, and (ordered)...
Kuwait Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah on Monday suspended the parliament through an official decree for one month, ahead of the planned grilling of the interior minister by lawmakers. State-run Kuwait television said the Emir's decision was based on an article in the...
Bahraini Minister of Interior Sheikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa said on Tuesday the 'Arabian Gulf' suffered losses of more than $100 billion as a result of the first and second Gulf Wars, and getting classified as a 'region...