JAMES DORSEY: The participation of Qatar’s women athletes opens up differences between it and the Islamic thinking in neighbouring Saudi Arabia.
M. LYNX-QUALEY: Censorship is developing many tentacles in Tunisia today but writers are refusing to take attacks lying down
LUCY CHUMBLEY, CGNEWS: The role of religion in society is important for Egyptians but not as important as a strong economy.
THE VIEW FROM FEZ: English is a language that is increasingly heard in Morocco. Does this spell the end for French?
M. LYNX-QUALEY: Kuwait always features highly in lists of press freedom in the Arab world but it keeps a tight rein on literature
JUAN COLE: The Pentagon has launched an investigation into a class on Islam which characterises all Muslims as radical, violent extremists
SANA SBOUAI, CGNEWS: More than a quarter of deputies to parliament are women. But that only tells part of the story.
JUAN COLE: Romney clearly doesn’t have the slightest idea what he is talking about, and seems intent on alienating 1.5 billion Muslims
SONIA BAHI, CGNEWS: It was a bold move which has divided opinion in the country. But has it set the example for other ‘Arab Spring’ countries?
LOTFI RADHOUANE CHEBIL, CGNEWS: It’s generating heated debate on Tunisian university campuses. What’s to be done?
JUAN COLE: There’ll be some missing faces at the upcoming meeting in Baghdad but regional divisions are sharpening.
THE VIEW FROM FEZ: The march was in support of Palestine but there was no doubting the underlying message.
JUAN COLE: Not that you’d know from watching American TV news but there have been important developments in the Arab world recently
SUSAN AL SHAHRI: While it’s been a mixed year for women globally there are many advantages to being a woman in Oman
ROB L. WAGNER: They played a leading role in the early stages of the Arab Spring. But have women seen concrete benefits yet?
CROSSROADS ARABIA: ‘Where are the Americans?’ is a question that’s being asked in Syria at the moment.
MICH CAFE: Human Rights Watch have just published a report that highlights the deep discrimination against women in Saudi Arabia.
RAMZY BAROUD: Hamas might be reinventing itself, or it may simply be trying to weather the storm. Either way, it is quickly leaving its traditional home.