Added on 18/04/2013
Divided regions , Korea , North Korea , Politics , South Korea , United Arab Emirates
It is disturbing that the crisis in North Korea is moving forward with very little comment from the Arab world.
FRANCIS MATTHEW: It is disturbing that the crisis in North Korea is moving forward with very little comment from the Arab world.
Added on 23/12/2012
James M. Dorsey
Activist , Army , Baghdad , Bashar al-Assad , Damascus , East Africa , Facebook , Football , head of security. , Homs , Iraq , Joshua Landis , Kuwait , Lebanon , mechanic , Middle East , national team player , North Africa , President , Saudi Arabia , Soccer , South Korea , Syria
JAMES M. DORSEY: This weekend’s Syrian victory over Iraq in a soccer match is being seized by the regime as ‘a great national achievement’.
Added on 17/10/2012
James M. Dorsey
2014 World Cup , Abdullah Saleh , Ali Kafashian , Ali Khamenei , American government , Asian Football Confederation , Ben Ali , Egypt , FIFA , Germany , Hosni Mubarak , Iran , Islamic Republic of Iran , Mahmoud Ahmadinejad , Nasser Hejazi , President , Saudi Arabia , Sepp Blatter , SMS , Soccer , South Korea , Tehran , Tehran’s Azadi Stadium , Tunisia , United Nations , United States , Yemen
JAMES M. DORSEY: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is following in the footsteps of deposed autocrats by associating himself with one of Iran’s greatest passions: soccer.
Added on 30/09/2012
China , Economy , Education , Energy , Food and Drink , head of steam , Japan , Middle East , Mobile Phones , mobile telephony , OECD , Real Estate , South Korea , United Kingdom , US Federal Reserve
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
Added on 09/09/2012
Citibank , Citigroup , electricity consumption , Energy , Gulf Cooperation Council , Japan , Jeddah , mass transportation , Oil , oil consumption , Oil exporter , Oil production , oil revenue , Riyadh , Saudi Arabia , South Korea , The Arab News , United States
CROSSROADS ARABIA: If the rate continues as it is going, Saudi Arabia could be a net importer of oil in 17 years’ time. That’s plausible, based on the figures, but unlikely…
Added on 24/07/2012
James M. Dorsey
2022 World Cup , Al Ain , Asian Football Confederation , Australia , CEO , Confederation of African Football , Emir , FIFA , Fifa World Cup , Finance , Football , Hamad Bin Khalifa al Thani , independent auditor , Japan , Jordan , Kuala Lumpur , Kuwait , Mohammed bin Hammam , Mr. Bin , President , Qatar , Qatar 2022 , Singapore , South Korea , Sydney , Television network , United Arab Emirates , United States , World Sport Group
JAMES M. DORSEY: The appointment by Qatari and UAE soccer bodies of individuals who worked with Mohammed bin Hamman raises more questions
Added on 22/07/2012
Rob L. Wagner
Africa , automobile manufacturing , Economy , Energy , Hyundai , Isuzu Motors Ltd. , King Saud University , minerals processing , Natural gas , oil exports , Oil producer , plastics , Saudi Arabia , Saudi government , Solar energy , South Korea , Telecommunications , World Trade Organization
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?
Added on 13/04/2012
Africa , Ali Khamenei , America , Anglo-Iranian Oil Company , Asia , Binyamin Netanyahu , BP , British government , China , Congress , Electricity , European Union , Food and Drink , France , Germany , Greece , India , Indonesia , Iran , Iranian government , Iranian parliament , Iran’s central bank , Iraq , Israel , Italy , Japan , Latin America , Leon Panetta , Manmohan Singh , Middle East , Obama , Obama administration , Oil , oil fields , oil imports , oil prices , Oil production , oil profits , Persian Gulf , President , Prime Minister , Russia , Saudi Arabia , Secretary of Defense , South Korea , South Sudan , Soviet Union , Syria , Tehran , Turkey , U.S. intelligence , United Kingdom , United States , Washington , Winston Churchill
JUAN COLE: It’s well worth looking at previous situations where major powers tried to use economics to bring Iran to heel.
Added on 13/03/2012
Electricity , Energy , International Atomic Energy Agency , Japan , Natural gas , Oil , oil consumption , Oil production , Oil supplies , Saudi Arabia , Saudi government , Solar energy , South Korea , United States
CROSSROADS ARABIA: Saudi citizens consume more than four times the amount of oil as their U.S counterparts. It can’t go on.
Added on 21/02/2012
Afghanistan , Asaf Ali Zardari , Central Intelligence Agency , China , Delhi , Egypt , Egyptian government , Electricity , Energy crisis , European Union , France , India , Iran , Iraq , Islamabad , Islamic Republic of Iran , Israel , Japan , Khartoum , Nigeria , Obama , Oil , Oil production , oil profits , Pakistan , President , Saudi Arabia , South Korea , South Sudan , Sudan , Suez , Suez Canal , Syria , Tehran , Turkey , United Kingdom , United States , US government , Washington
JUAN COLE: The last crackpot Neocon plan cost America $1 trillion and nearly 5,000 soldier’s lives. The latest one is meeting resistance.
Added on 15/02/2012
Common Ground News Service
Al Ahram Weekly , America , Brazil , Cairo , Democracy , Egypt , Freedom and Justice Party , Germany , India , Japan , Journalist , Mohamed el Sayed , Muslim Brotherhood , Oil , Singapore , South Korea , Suez , Suez Canal , the Al Ahram Weekly , Turkey , United States , Washington
MOHAMED EL-SAYED, CGNEWS: A very unlikely relationship indeed is beginning to take shape.
Added on 26/01/2012
Rob L. Wagner
Ali Akbar Salehi , Ali Al-Naimi , Arabian Gulf , Bahrain , Barack Obama , Captain , China , Ehsan Ahrari , European Union , GCC , Gulf Cooperation Council , Iran , Iraq , Islamic Republic of Iran , Islamists , Israel , Israeli government , Japan , Jeddah , Korea , Kuwait , London , Mahmoud Ahmadinejad , Middle East , Middle East Analyst , Military hardware , Norfolk , Oil , oil customer , Oil producer , Oil production , Oman , OPEC , Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries , Pentagon , President , Qatar , Red Sea , Riyadh , Saudi Arabia , Saudi government , South Korea , Strait of Hormuz , Sunni , Turki al-Faisal , United Arab Emirates , United Nations , United Nations Security Council , United States , Virginia , Wen Jiabao , Yanbu
ROB L. WAGNER: As tensions increase all parties are beginning to make calculations regarding the effect of a possible conflict in the Arabian Gulf.
Added on 24/07/2011
Anders Behring Breivik , Bush Administration , Daniel Pipes , Dennis Ross , Department of State , English Defense League , Europe , Gaza , Geert Wilders , Ground Zero mosque , Hamas , Harvard , hysteria , Israel , Japan , Middle East , Norway , Obama administration , Oslo , Palestinian Territories , Pamela Geller , Progress Party , Robert Spencer , South Korea , the National Review , U.S. Institute of Peace , United States , Western European
ALEX KANE, MONDOWEISS: Many of the ideas that apparently inspired the deranged, mass killer Anders Breivik are, unfortunately, held by people who appear regularly on mainstream media.
Added on 19/04/2011
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STEVE ROYSTON: One year ago I wrote the 10 good reasons to work in the Middle East. I would not change one of them. I have, however, added 10 reasons you may not want to.
Added on 12/02/2011
Algeria , Argentina , Brazil , Chile , China , Egypt , Egypt Protests , Egyptian army , guard , Guatemala , Indonesia , Iran , Mahmoud Ahmadinejad , Middle East , Pakistan , President , South Korea , Tahrir Square , Thailand , Tunisia
STEVE ROYSTON: Regional fallout from the events in Tunisia and Egypt is expected. But other countries around the world have been watching.
Added on 08/02/2011
James M. Dorsey
2022 World Cup , Asian Football Confederation , Australia , BBC , Belgium , FIFA , Fifa World Cup , Football , Japan , Mohamed bin Hammam , Netherlands , Portugal , President , Qatar , Qatar 2022 , Russia , Soccer , South Korea , Spain , The Telegraph , United Kingdom , United States
JAMES DORSEY: If Blatter’s admission is correct, those votes would account for seven of the 12 votes that won Qatar its right to host the world’s biggest sporting event.
Added on 25/01/2011
James M. Dorsey
2022 World Cup , Alex Horne , Asian Football Confederation , Australia , England Football Association , FIFA , Fifa World Cup , Football , Germany , Japan , Michel Platini , Middle East , Mohamed bin Hammam , oil-rich emirate , Premier League , President , Qatar , Sepp Blatter , Soccer , South Korea , the Associated Press , UEFA , United States
JAMES M. DORSEY: Mohamed bin Hammam lashed out on Monday, charging that Blatter had served too long as head of soccer’s world governing body.
Added on 23/01/2011
James M. Dorsey
Ali Khamenei , Football , Iran , Islamic Republic of Iran , Mahmoud Ahmadinejad , Media organizations , President , Qatar , Soccer , South Korea , Sport , Tehran , United Arab Emirates
JAMES M. DORSEY: Khamenei and other hard-line government officials and clerics argue that the presence of women at men’s sporting events violates Islamic law.
Added on 12/01/2011
Bahrain , CEO , China , Entrepreneur , Entrepreneurship , Europe , Far East , Finance , George Mason University , India , Japan , Malaysia , Malcolm Gladwell , Middle East , Nigeria , OECD , Saudi Arabia , Singapore , Somalia , South Africa , South Korea , United Kingdom , United States
STEVE ROYSTON: Creating an entrepreneurial culture in a country, as Professor Daniel Isenberg pointed out, requires determination, and a lot of money