Opinions & Editorials
December 24, 2014
While media in the Middle East is influential and can to some extent take sides, it doesn't hold as much power and control as people think.
December 22, 2014
Egyptian relations with the Gulf states, especially Qatar, are essential to regional stability.
December 18, 2014
When frustrated street vendor Mohammad Bouazizi set himself alight, his actions made way for the Arab Spring. Four years on, was it worth it? Definitely.
December 16, 2014
Man Haron Monis was many things. A sexual harasser, accessory to the murder of his wife and also guilty of sending threatening letters to the families of dead Australian soldiers. But, was he a terrorist?
December 10, 2014
Un's Envoy for Syria's proposal to “freeze” the fighting in northern Syria before moving on to a political solution to the crisis as a whole may be the only realistic plan available, though it is likely to anger the Syrian opposition that participated in the Geneva I and II conferences in the hope of reaching a solution based on replacing Bashar Al-Assad’s regime.
December 8, 2014
Attempts to rescue hostages are a noble feat, but when they fail, do they do more harm than good?
December 4, 2014
The erstwhile Iranian Empire and later on the Islamic Republic of Iran has the most controversial nuclear program in the world.
December 2, 2014
Questions about the recent release of a Lebanese soldier being held captive by al Nusra Front highlights the complicated relationship between Hezbollah and the Lebanese government.
November 30, 2014
The reality has shown that national unity is the only option in confronting ISIS and that the national armed forces represent the living embodiment of social unity.
November 26, 2014
The plight of Syrian refugees in Greece illustrates just how serious a regional problem the conflicts in Syria and Iraq have become.
November 24, 2014
The government's lack of seriousness in working with the opposition to implement reform, and the continued harassment of opposition groups and activists, paves nothing but a blurry path to democratic change.
November 19, 2014
Israel's practice of demolishing houses as a form of punishment is disproportional and only fans the flames of hatred and violence.
November 17, 2014
Sweden officially recognized the Palestinian state on Thursday becoming the first major European country to do so. Ambassador Rietz shares her thoughts.
November 13, 2014
Events in Yemen have turned out for the worst in a civil war between Houthis and Al Qaeda. The UN and Arab nations must act fast in order to avoid further bloodshed.
November 11, 2014
Perhaps the most neglected major news story unfolding in the Middle East is the systematic repression of the region’s LGBT community.