MUSCLE FLEXING OVER CYPRUS SPARKS CONCERNS

On May 14th 2012, two F-15 Israeli aircraft repeatedly violated Turkish airspace over Cyprus; the intruder…

FEARING CHANGE IN ALEPPO

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LETTER FROM CAIRO JULY 2012

In Egypt, politics are not just something you read about in the newspapers or watch on…

IS LEBANON ON THE BRINK OF BEDLAM ?

This time around, Syria is concerned that its control of Lebanon is slipping again, with anti-Syrian…

A THIRD INTIFADA: WAITING IN THE WINGS ?

This was the first time that Barghouti had made such an announcement since he was jailed…

STREET CHILDREN OF AFGHANISTAN

The West spends thousands of dollars to protect its property and personnel in Afghanistan. Barriers, concrete…

A MAGHREBI TINDERBOX

The Tuareg are fabled desert warriors known as "the blue men" because of the distinctive colour…

THE DARK SIDE OF THE ARAB SPRING

Hosni Mubarak, Egypt's latter day Pharaoh, forced to relinquish power on 11th February 2011, is facing…

COVER STORY

Sheikha Hanadi bint Nasser bin Khalid Al Thani (Businesswoman-banking and finance and women's rights activist)