Category Archives: current affairs

Arbitration & mediation in the Arab world: a growing phenomenon

There are at least two verses in the Koran that sanction the notion of arbitration and mediation.

“The Middle East Conflict”: Mind your language!

Terming the Palestinian-Israeli conflict an “Arab Israeli conflict” unnecessarily invites more people to join.

What’s missing in the GCC states? Well…

Not much is even attempted to foster a culture of innovation, research and entrepreneurship.

A Palestinian State? Interpreting Netanyahu’s Speech

“I think Netanyahu would be astounded if Abbas agreed to these conditions, particularly those in relation to Jerusalem and the right of return.”

Jordan: Cost Reduction Versus Tax Reduction

The area where few dare to tread is the concept of cost/waste reduction as a means of enhancing revenues or making each Dinar count.

The Monarchical Democracy of Lebanon

Many of the political acts of inheritance were brought about after spates of assassinations that have marked Lebanese history.

The West Bank: People and Pictures

In the summer of 2007, I spent five weeks extensively traveling throughout the West Bank in order to photograph the daily life of Palestinians.

Will the West Boycott Netanyahu?

The treatment of Hamas from January 2006 is a study in Western hypocrisy.

Israel and Gaza Aftermath: Interview with Dr. Bruce Maddy-Weitzman

“There’s no question that more hate towards Israel will have been generated by this operation, which doesn’t bode well if you talk about the need for a long-term reconciliation.”

Plumb and Plumberer

Why Joe the Plumber and the increased democratisation of the media can only signal a further decline in journalistic objectivity.