JUAN COLE: The Presidential candidate appears to be entirely clueless about the recent history of US involvement in the region. Heres’ some help.
PAM BAILEY, MONDOWEISS: When I inform my friends that I’m heading to Waziristan to find out about the reality of drone attacks they’re rather concerned
JAMES M. DORSEY: The key question for Leeds supporters should be who is the investor and what is the purpose of the acquisition; those are questions that have yet to be answered.
STEVE ROYSTON: The ‘Education Industry’ as I call it is failing to deliver and everywhere you look there is clear evidence of same. I have some ideas
STEVE ROYSTON: In one respect he is fortunate: Saudi has abundant resources to throw at these problems, unlike the US and the UK, where health services are competing for funds.
EMAN AL NAFJAN: In a wide ranging article on democracy around the world I was asked to consider its place in Saudi Arabia. Here’s my response
SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMED: I’ve written before about ‘The Mary Initiative’ but it continues to have a powerful effect when people of different faith engage.
ALICE ROSS, INFORMED COMMENT: A new report from Human Rights Watch reveals the true extent of Libya’s involvement as a CIA facilitator
STEVE ROYSTON: Preparation involves coming up with diversionary tactics whenever the question is likely to produce a response unpalatable to the listening millions.
SUSIE OF ARABIA: It’s a little known fact but the original work of some of the world’s most famous sculptors is scattered throughout the Saudi port city.
ROB L. WAGNER: Israeli violent actions are deemed to produce ‘soul-searching’ while Palestinians are simply ‘mindless thugs’. This attitude poisons hearts and minds.
CROSSROADS ARABIA: Advances in solar power and nuclear plants will help Saudis address their energy issues but water consumption is a major issue.
VIDEO: An uncertain security situation has made it difficult for The Iraqi National Youth Orchestra to perform at home. But now they have found a new audience in England.
ABU MOHAMMED: It’s clear that a lesson is being taught to Julian Assange and anyone else who believes in true freedom of the media
VIDEO: Still holed up in London’s Ecuadorean embassy, seeking asylum, Ecuador’s Foreign Minister says the UK has threatened to enter the embassy and arrest Assange.
VIDEO: Boris Johnson and Arnold Schwarzenegger on London’s new cable car, sponsored by Emirates Airline, and called the “Emirates Air Line”.
STEVE ROYSTON: So will a New Britain emerge in the wake of the medals, stadia and closing ceremony? I don’t think so. We are what we are. An English man writes.
VIDEO, AP: Romney enrages Palestinians inferring Israelis were culturally superior over their Palestinian neighbours – the evidence being a more dynamic economy…
ROB L. WAGNER: They provide an easy scapegoat for right-wing politicians looking to attribute blame for economic woes. Assimilation or integration?