JAMES M. DORSEY: The opposing fans of Cairo soccer clubs Al Zamalek and Al Ahly are engaged in a separate but parallel struggle with the authorities
ROB L. WAGNER: They provide an easy scapegoat for right-wing politicians looking to attribute blame for economic woes. Assimilation or integration?
JAMES M. DORSEY: FIFA’s investigation of Mr. Bin Hammam is likely to be just the tip of the iceberg, and will inevitably broaden to the Qatari World Cup bid itself.
JAMES M. DORSEY: The recently announced investigation by FIFA into allegations of past corruption will inevitably put Qatar 2022 in the spotlight again.
ANALYSIS: Qatar has a ‘poor’ Gini index. The Gini index measures how well income is actually divided within a society, the lower the score the better.
STEVE ROYSTON: An Angell visited the other day. Not one with wings, but a Welshman with a biting tongue and the rhetorical skills of David Lloyd George.
MAI ABDUL RAHMAN: Neutrality would allow Palestinians to focus all their energies and resources on social development and nation building…
CROSSROADS ARABIA: A Saudi commentator suggests the only way to gain respect in international relations is via nuclear weapons. Is he right?
JUAN COLE: This slick interview with the glib comparisons is typical of the way they think they can get away with anything, anything at all.
OMAR AL ISSAWI: Playing the victim, engendering sympathy and hurling accusations of conspiracy, persecution and discrimination will only get a cause so far…
SUHAIBWEBB, HESHAM HUSSAIN: Yemen has always been tied with the word “happy,” yet it hasn’t been happy for decades. It is time for Yemen to become happy again.