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Putin, clumsily, seeks to exploit mounting Gulf tensions

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Qatar’s turbulent response to China’s clampdown on Islam

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Saudi Arabia and press censorship in Pakistan

*** This is an edited article that can be found in its original format on Ayesha Siddiqa’s website *** Was …

Yemen’s war is far from over

One of the Middle East’s bloodiest battles is also one of the most overlooked. It is not in Syria or …

How religious leaders can help facilitate dialogue

The paradoxical relationship between religion, politics and conflict is a contentious issue within political science and has garnered much debate …

Djibouti: Saudi’s first foreign military base

In recent years, there has been a race to secure a foothold in the Horn of Africa. I went into …

Oman’s unique power balancing role

*** This article was featured in a paper presented by Shatha Sbeta to Middle East Dialogue in Washington DC *** …

Why Saudi chose not to back Morocco’s World Cup bid

It’s interesting that Donald Trump has now decided that he is “United as One” with Mexico and Canada for a …

For Pakistanis used to Saudi Arabia, home is not home any more

*** Note from the editor: this is an edited article that can originally be found at http://www.thefridaytimes.com/tft/for-pakistanis-used-to-saudi-arabia-home-is-not-a-land-any-more/ *** Background The idea …

Did ISIS “hijack” the Arab Spring?

Across the Middle East, ISIS emerged out of the ashes of failed aspirations. The Arab Spring promised so much and, …

Is Wahhabism responsible for atheism in the Arab World?

Wahhabism is an Islamic doctrine named after author Mohammed ibn Abd al-Wahhab (1703-92) in Najd, Saudi Arabia. Incidentally, ibn Abd al-Wahhab …

Could the GCC replace the EU as a British trade partner?

With the clock ticking towards Brexit, the UK government is under pressure to spell out its vision for future trade …