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Hold the Abettors of Jihad Accountable

Jamsheed & Carol Choksy, RCW

The National

Waging a War of Ideas Against IS

Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, PS

Only the Muslim nations that ignited jihadism can now defuse it, working with moderate Iraqis and Syrians who are directly affected by it....(full article)

A sound military approach is only one aspect of the battle against extremism. Money also matters....(full article)

A sound military approach is only one aspect of the battle against extremism. Money also matters....(full article)

The global financial crisis taught the world how profoundly interdependent our economies have become. In today’s crisis of extremism, we must recognize that we are just as in...(full article)

There can be no doubt that rise of the extremist Islamist group ISIL poses a serious threat to the region, and there can be no doubt that the leadership in the United Arab Emirates...(full article)

Most Recent Articles

Arab Nations Are Right to Join Fight on ISIS - The National

In many ways, the involvement of so many Arab countries in the battle against ISIL is a defining moment. In another sense, however, it is merely a natural response to the context o...

The U.S. Is Leading a Robust Arab Coalition - Hussein Ibish, NOW Lebanon

According to the Pentagon, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates directly contributed airpower to the attacks, while Qatar played a supporting role. So much fo...

Why Arab States Are Helping in Syria - Jane Kinninmont, Chatham House

For the US, it was vitally important to avoid strikes against Islamic State (IS) looking like another Western attack on a Middle Eastern country, and to emphasize that opposition t...

U.S. Begins Syria Strikes - S. Harris, J. Hudson, Y. Dreazen, K. Brannen, FP

The Obama administration and an array of Arab allies have begun hitting dozens of Islamic States targets inside Syria, expanding an air campaign against what Washington sees as the...

Obama's Anti-ISIS Coalition No Sure Thing - D. Francis, Fiscal Times

President Obama is dispatching Secretary of State John Kerry to the Middle East to recruit Sunni nations there to join the fight against ISIS, a tall order in a part of the worl...

Dubai to Build World's Largest Airport - Adam Schreck, AP

DUBAI, UAE (AP) -- Dubai's ruler has endorsed a $32 billion expansion plan for the city's second airport that aims to make it the world's biggest, the emirate's airport operato...

A Political Coming of Age in the Gulf - Rami Khouri, The Daily Star

The apparent airstrike against targets in Tripoli, Libya, last week by the air force of the United Arab Emirates, in conjunction with Egypt, must go down as one of the most intrigu...

The New Arab Cold War - Steven A. Cook, Jacob Stokes & Alexander Brock, FP

The popular conception of the Middle East is one of a region divided along sectarian lines pitting Sunni against Shiite, but another simultaneous struggle is underway among predomi...

U.S. Can't Retreat and Still Call the Shots - Max Boot, Commentary

Want to know what happens when the U.S. retreats from a leadership role in the Middle East? This is what happens–Egypt and the United Arab Emirates together collaborate to stag...

Libya the Sign of a Newly Proactive Gulf - Jane Kinninmont, The Guardian

Whatever has happened in Libya in the past few days – with the US claiming that the United Arab Emirates and Egypt were behind several airstrikes on Islamist militias – it is...

Time for a U.S. Triage in the Mideast - Adam Garfinkle, American Interest

As many have already noted, if the U.S. government uses force against ISIS on behalf of the Maliki government in Iraq, it will in effect be allying itself with Iran—not such a ho...

The Stateless Bedouin of the UAE - Katie Cella, Boston Review

Less than a quarter of the roughly nine million people who live in the Emirates are citizens. The rest are expatriates from almost every corner of the globe, ranging from wealthy b...

Life as a Dubai Guest Worker - Cynthia Gorney, National Geographic

In today’s hyperconnected world, many developing countries find that their most lucrative export is people. The foreign workers and their families must grapple with an inevit...

Sport's Hidden Slaves - Rafia Zakaria, Dawn

In the words of historians, gladiator games, which pitched warriors against wild animals, convicted criminals, or slaves, provided the organisers with great opportunities for self-...

What Iran Can Do to Ease Gulf Tensions - Daily Star

Iran has plenty of cards to play if it truly wants to see an improvement in its relations with individual Gulf countries and this region as a whole. If such an initiative is taken ...

Western Games Being 'Culturalized' for Arabs - Colin Campbell, Polygon

They do things differently in Saudi Arabia, in Abu Dhabi and in Egypt. In the countries of the Middle East, where Arabic is spoken and where, to a greater or lesser extent, religio...

The Other Arab Awakening - Thomas Friedman, New York Times

The Gulf leaders still have no time for one-man, one-vote democracy. But, in the wake of the Arab Spring, they’re deeply concerned with their legitimacy, which they are discoveri...

Dubai Seeks Sandwich-eating Tips from Royals - Tanya Gold, Guardian

The London season, in which debutantes curtsied to cakes, has reanimated itself in Dubai. It is the revenge of new money on old....

To Free Arab Lands, First Free Arab Minds - Rami Khouri, Daily Star

Every other democratic practice in society – free media, voting, civil society activism – relies on the foundation of freedom of expression. One of the reasons the Arab world h...

The Post-American Mall - Roger Cohen, New York Times

I flew to Brazil from Dubai, a 15-hour nonstop flight favored by Chinese businessmen pursuing investments in South America. Most days there are two packed flights, one to Rio and o...

The New Arab Capitals - Ursula Lindsey, The Arabist

Needless to say, the claim that Doha, Dubai and Abu Dhabi have become what Baghdad, Damascus and Cairo once were to the Arab world raised many hackles....

The Coming Collapse of the Gulf Monarchies - Chris Davidson, Foreign Aff.

An especially brittle monarchy succumbing to pressure over Western involvement, Iran, or Israel could easily be the first domino to fall, undoing the illusion of invincibility that...

Why Is Britain Embracing UAE's Sheik? - Donald Campbell, New Statesman

Three British citizens continue to be held under appalling conditions in the United Arab Emirates, while the Government prepares to host the country's unelected leader for a state ...

The World's Most Affluent Metro Areas - Wendell Cox, New Geography

Among the 10 metropolitan areas with the highest GDP per capita, nine are in the United States (Figure 1). Hartford ($79,900 per capita), for the second year in a row, was ranked t...

Gulf Monarchs Are Beginning to Panic - The Economist

As every monarch in the Gulf knows, even geysers of oil cannot keep all your subjects happy all of the time. Still, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia may have been surprised that his r...

For Arabs, a State of Abandonment - Rami Khouri, The Daily Star

The variety of Arab government systems, ruling establishments and socio-economic conditions varies immensely across the region, but the fundamental imbalance and distortion in citi...

Ten Big, Overlooked Stories from 2012 - Joshua Keating, Foreign Policy

Ten events and trends that were overlooked this year, but may be leading the headlines in 2013....

Bright, Shiny Tinderboxes of the Persian Gulf - Pankaj Mishra, Bloomberg

Visiting the Gulf monarchies over the years, I have heard numerous tales of merciless exploitation, denunciations of the overpaid and idle native citizens and grievances about the ...

'Flexibility' on U.S. Foreign Policy Starts Now - The National

Obama needs to show flexibility toward the Mideast....

Britain Will Regret Gulf Protection Racket - Seumas Milne, The Guardian

Sooner or later the Arab despots David Cameron is selling arms to will fall, and the states that backed them will pay the price....

How America Looks from the Middle East - Riad Kahwaji, INEGMA

The U.S. Administration of President Barak Obama is about to complete its first term in office and is hoping to win another term in the upcoming elections on November 6. In previou...

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