CROSSROADS ARABIA: An interesting development in the separation of state and religion in Saudi Arabia has just occurred.
IRA GLUNTS, MONDOWEISS: There’s another good reason to support BDS – the increasing prevalence of planned vandalism against Palestinians
RAMZY BAROUD: Daily life in Libya today can be easily described in one word – ‘chaos’. What are the chances that order will be soon restored?
ALISON DEGER, MONDOWEISS: Her audience of giggling teenagers seemed blissfully unaware of Daniella Weiss’s dark past.
JONATHAN COOK: It’s one of the oldest tricks in the book – divide and rule – but it could be the spark for another Intifada.
JUAN COLE: Arial Sharon’s legacy is one of disaster for Palestinians, Israelis and the wider Middle East.
JUAN COLE: Secret messages being transmitted via muppets on television ads? You couldn’t make it up.
RAMZY BAROUD: The attack on Roger Water’s recent comments are indicative of panic within the Israeli anti-BDS community
JUAN COLE: He has accomplished much but has been caught in a swirl of corruption allegations and is soundingly increasingly shrill
JAMES DORSEY: Qatar has taken a beating in the court of international public opinion recently but a major debate has been sparked
SUSAN COLLIN MARKS, CGNEWS: As the world mourns a great leader there are lessons for all of us in how he conducted politics and led his country
RAMZY BAROUD: It’s looking increasingly likely that major protests will resume in Yemen in the new year.
NASHWA HUSIEN ALY: I am a repentant Morsi voter. There were good reasons I believe to vote him in but better reasons for him to be removed
JUAN COLE: Many of its provisions will be welcomed by secularists, in particular those with plenty of money but there are some fundamental contradictions too.
“We must not rely on oil alone as the main source of our national income. We have to diversify the sources of our revenue and construct economic projects that will ensure a free, stable and dignified life for the people.” Sheikh Zayed
DAVID WESTLEY: Dubai and Abu Dhabi may become less Arab in the way London is less English than it once was, but both would be much more UAE.
JAMES DORSEY: They’re trying to maintain a balance but given the fact that the regime is increasingly painting them as Islamists how long can that last?
GHADA DALY, CGNEWS: The apathy that Tunisian young people feel for politics is being re-directed in a positive direction into varied civil projects