JUAN COLE: The Taliban are widely despised among the population of rural Pakistan. The biggest threat facing girls in this environment is a government that doesn’t care
ROB L. WAGNER: As the authorities in Saudi Arabia seek to diversify the country’s economy what’s the future for one of their key strategic moves?
MAI ABDUL RAHMAN: The contribution of Muslims to all aspects of American life is immense. It’s time that this was celebrated.
CROSSROADS ARABIA: If Saudi Arabia is to secure its energy future nuclear power must be part of the mix
CROSSROADS ARABIA: Saudi citizens consume more than four times the amount of oil as their U.S counterparts. It can’t go on.
ROB L. WAGNER: Saudi Arabia has been looking for more than 40 years for an export product that will minimize its dependency on oil. Have they found it?
JAMES M. DORSEY: Spain is rapidly emerging as a model for the offsets Qatar, Dubai and other energy-rich Gulf states hope to reap from their massive investments.
JUAN COLE: Klingons and Romulans wandering through the souk in Aqaba? Could be sooner than you think if King Abdullah’s ambitious plans come to fruition.