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This fiendish new Turkish-led alliance requires an assertive response
Understanding the egomaniacal Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s regional ambitions needs no mind reader. For years, he has sought to meddle in Arab affairs, at times pretending to be a friend...
Trump’s dangerous policies imperil our world
Through his own actions, United States President Donald Trump has diminished his status as Leader of the Free World and eliminated himself as an honest broker. America’s allies and adversaries are...
A window for Middle East peace has opened. Let’s grab it!
The human race has been gifted with an amazing capacity for problem-solving. With God’s will there is nothing we cannot achieve. Scientists have cured illnesses that used to be death sentences.
The downtrodden Arabs the world ignores
If you are unaware that there are millions of Arabs subsisting in miserable conditions in the oil-and-water-rich Iranian province of Khuzestan, you can be forgiven. The shameful fact is that their...
Beware Iran’s dangerous Middle East creep
I do not wish to sound alarmist but after piecing the puzzle together I cannot escape the conclusion that
’s mid-to-long term strategy is not only aimed at dominating the region but also...
Britain must fight fire with fire
When news of the terrorist attack in Manchester first broke, I experienced feelings of sorrow. England, where I have a country home, has always held a special place in my heart. But since soulless...
Iran’s declaration of war must not go unanswered
The pretence has ended. The gloves are off. Iran’s Minister of Defence, Brigadier General Hossein Dehgan, has openly threatened to destroy the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the exception of Mecca and...
Why you should not invest in Iran!
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani is on a drive to attract foreign investment, which he believes is essential for economic health and job creation in a country where more than one in four young people...
Gulf States are the Arab nation’s backbone
In truth, I cannot help thinking there is an architect with a plan to weaken Egypt and create distance between Egyptians and the peoples of the Arabian Gulf.
Obama’s perfidious parting gift to Iran
President Barack Obama’s emotional farewell speech before a crowd of thousands was another fine example of the type of inspirational oratory that saw him elected eight years ago as President of the...
Gulf economic unity is long overdue
I have been urging Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) heads of state to form an economic bloc for over a decade, and in light of increased instability the move is not only necessary but urgent.
My message to Obama’s successor
I am currently travelling around the US after spending a very enlightening few days in Washington DC where I was privileged to address delegates attending the 25th Annual Arab-US Policymakers...
Disunity: A grave threat to the Arab World
I have reached the conclusion that the majority of Arab States are their own worst enemy. The Arab nation of which we were once so proud has disintegrated. Great swathes have descended into violent...
JASTA could open a can of worms on 9-11
Now that Congress has passed the ‘Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act’ (JASTA) into law permitting individuals, including the family members of 9-11 victims, to sue a sovereign state for the...
JASTA, another nail in the coffin of US-GCC relations
Congress has done the unimaginable by almost unanimously passing a law allowing the families of 9-11 victims to lodge civil cases against Saudi Arabia (and other states) for aiding and abetting...
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