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EXCLUSIVE TO THE MIDDLE EAST Transformer or just another autocrat?

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By Guest Columnist Mona Al Ghussein. In a series of breath taking actions Mohammad bin Salman bin Abulaziz, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, has shaken public perception of Saudi Arabia and stirred the very foundations of the Gulf kingdom. … Continue reading

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Tunisia: New vote of confidence in economic future

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EBRD President Suma Chakrabarti has commended Tunisia for its successful political transition and the resilience of its democracy in the face of the many challenges imposed by  instability in the region, during a recent visit to the country’s capital of … Continue reading

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Prince Alwaleed released

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Prince Alwaleed: Two former Presidents voice concern

Prince Alwaleed (R) with former French president Francoise Hollande

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$6 billon ransom to release Alwaleed

The international community holds Alwaleed in high regard not only for his success in business but also for his c

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal of Saudi Arabia has been ransomed for $6 billion Continue reading

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Could women drivers herald a new dawn for Saudi Arabia?

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  The world’s media is buzzing with excitement following the news that women in Saudi Arabia have been granted the right to drive; a move likely to have also been warmly received at home, writes Pat Lancaster.   Print media and … Continue reading

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Our 50 Most Influential Arabs 2017

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The events of 2011 and  the so-called Arab Spring shook the Middle East to its core. Six years on, we have many changes to contemplate. While some of them altered our world for the better others did not, writes Pat … Continue reading

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Smoke & Mirrors in the Gulf

The new Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud

  The discord in the GCC region continues. Thirteen demands have recently been issued by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt, including taking the Qatari television network off air, in order for the boycott to be lifted. Qatar has … Continue reading

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GCC RIFT: Cui bono? Who benefits?

The rift between the GCC countries must not be allowed to develop into something more dangerous

  The chief beneficiaries of the ongoing rift between the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states are the Ayatollahs in Iran, a senior political analyst told The Middle East magazine this week. Just 10 days after President Donald Trump called on … Continue reading

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100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration is nothing to celebrate.

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 British involvement in Palestine is, for the most part, a stain on the UK’s history which is why any plans to celebrate the events of 2017, when Lord Arthur Balfour (above), signed his infamous declaration are not only misguided but … Continue reading

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