Category Archives: Arab World

الحكم على الماضي بمعايير الحاضر؟ (Judging the past by present standards?)

Judging the past by present standards? بقلم منذر هنداوي ماذا Read more [...]

الجهاد من جديد (Jihad, again)

No to terrorism بقلم منذر هنداوي هذه Read more [...]

The Pope in Egypt: Tiptoeing through a minefield

Pope Francis and President Al-Sisi James Dorsey explains the religious and political complexities of Egypt as Pope Francis visits in the hope of improving the fragile position of Christians and other minorities in the Middle East, North Africa and the larger Muslim world. Read more [...]

من قاضي شرعي في جبهة النصرة الى المسيحية (From Sharia judge in Nusra Front to Christianity)

Nusra Front cutthroats بقلم منذر هنداوي تصوروا Read more [...]

Cui bono? Who launched the chemical attack in Syria’s Idlib?

Syrian Islamist cutthroats Uri Avnery explains why logic dictates that it is the “half a dozen Syrian sects and militias who are fighting against Assad and against each other”, and not the Assad regime, that are responsible for the chemical attack in Syria’s Idlib. Read more [...]

Saudi-Iranian rivalry fuels potential nuclear race

Nuclear destination Riyadh James Dorsey views the incremental steps taken by Saudi Arabia – accelerated through major agreements with China, as well as France, the US, Pakistan, Russia, South Korea and Argentina – to acquire a potential nuclear weapons capability. Read more [...]

Defeating the Islamic State group: A war mired in contradictions

Yemeni army soldiers display flags of the al Qaeda-linked Ansar al-Sharia group, at a position recaptured from the group near the southern Yemeni city of Zinjibar James Dorsey says US tolerance of Saudi support for Al-Qaeda in Yemen, Syria and Iraq may allow for short-term gains against the Islamic State group but will only create greater jihadist problems down the road. Read more [...]

Spreading the Gospel: Asian leaders wary of Saudi religious diplomacy

King Salman in Asia James Dorsey says leaders of Asian states recently visited by Saudi King Salman are waking up to the detrimental impact of Saudi religious diplomacy which is fostering sectarianism and intolerance in their societies. Read more [...]

The revolution in work calls for an evolution in living

Universal basic income Graham Peebles explores some of the ideas that are being discussed for a radical alternative to the prevailing social and economic paradigm, ones where justice, equality and human dignity replace poverty, competition and waste. Read more [...]

الأصل و الأصالة (Origin and authenticity)

Authenticity بقلم منذر هنداوي ماذا Read more [...]