Category Archives: Arab World

Qatar’s backtracking on labour rights and its cooperation with Russia reflect new world order

Person holding placard saying Qatar Play Fair James Dorsey argues that the rise of populists in the US and Europe and Russia’s renewed assertiveness on the world stage have emboldened Qatar to backtrack on migrant workers’ rights and encouraged it to forge ties with Russia. Read more [...]

Think that 2016 was a tough year for Saudi Arabia? Wait till you see 2017

A worried looking King Salman James Dorsey looks ahead to a probable bleak year for an economically-stressed Saudi Arabia where a reassessment of US foreign policy in the Middle East and the Gulf seems set to add to its setbacks in Syria, Yemen, Lebanon and Egypt. Read more [...]

Listen: Former UK ambassador to Syria says British government “has gotten Syria wrong every step of the way”

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Watch: Syrian Islamist parents send daughters, aged seven and nine, on suicide mission

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What is behind the conflicts in the Arab world?

Supporters of Syria's Al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front demonstrating James Dorsey examines some of the key fundamental issues behind the conflicts and disintegration that have been wracking the Middle East and North Africa especially since the onset of the Arab Nightmare in 2011. Read more [...]

Islamist terrorists target children in Benghazi while the West and UN look on

Benghazi car bombing scene, 21 Nov 2016 Following the latest terrorist outrage in Benghazi – a car bomb targeting schoolchildren – Nureddin Sabir notes the West’s duplicitous policy of supporting Islamist terrorists in Libya while maintaining an arms embargo on the army fighting the terrorists. Read more [...]

Qatari soft power efforts: two steps forward, one step backwards

Qatar World Cup workers' rights protest James Dorsey explains why changes to workers’ conditions introduced by Qatar as part of its 2022 World Cup hosting rights have yet to convince many that they are only the beginning of a process that will ultimately lead to true reform. Read more [...]

Qatar calls into question its sincerity in pushing World Cup-driven reform

Foreign workers in Qatar James Dorsey shows how super-rich Qatar has been backtracking on lofty promises of labour reform and some degree of greater liberalism, which it made in order to win hosting rights of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Read more [...]

Reformist Saudi prince bounces up against flawed education system and ingrained social mores

Saudi religious police James Dorsey says social changes envisaged in Saudi Prince Muhammad bin Salman's masterplan for the future will most likely flounder on ultra-conservative tribal mores and the lack of critical thinking and analytical skills among youths. Read more [...]

نهاية السياسة في سورية

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