Tag Archives: Islam

Reforming Saudi Arabia: Easier Said Than Done

What to make of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s recent disavowal of the kingdom’s founding religious ideology?

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Painful Coexistence

How do we deal with, and cope with, Jihadi terrorism?

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The Challenges of Being a Muslim

How does one lead a righteous life, while living tensely?

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Qatar: Did they Back The “Wrong” Insurgents?

Saudi Arabia and Qatar both support insurgencies, but the Saudis want to enforce a regional order they direct.

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Where Iran, Israel, Russia Stand United

In the Middle East, Iran, Israel and Russia — despite their rivalries — all share one goal: maintaining disunity.

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Erdogan: Sultan of an Illusionary Ottoman Empire

Turkey has no chance to become as powerful and influential as the Ottoman Empire was during its heyday. And it’s all Erdogan’s fault.

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Women’s Gyms Lay Bare Limits of Saudi Reforms

Saudi women will continue to suffer a decline in physical and mental health, beyond their lack of social, economic and political status.

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Saudi Arabia’s 2030 Mirage

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

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A Rare Saudi-Iranian Détente: No Soccer, Please!

When sports loses its conflict-transcending character: Saudi and Iranian religious scholars agree that football poses a threat.

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UAE Vs. Saudi: Fighting for the Soul of Islam

In a battle of the paymasters, the UAE leads frontal assault on Saudi-backed ultra-conservative movements.

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