Thinkers

  • Fomenting unrest and distrust
    06:10 pm By Tariq A. Al Maeena, Special to Gulf News
    In Myanmar and Sri Lanka, the promotion of a divisive agenda through violence against minorities by thuggish groups such as BBS need to be controlled with an iron hand
  • The conflict in Syria is likely to last for a long time, even if it takes on many different military formats
  • Will Modi’s popularity save him?
    06:09 pm By Amulya Ganguli
    The Indian premier has confronted the scourge of a parallel economy head-on, notwithstanding the ‘monumental mismanagement’ of the economy
  • A sectarian takeover threatens Labour’s grass-roots movement in Britain: It will be a betrayal of youthful optimism if it succeeds
  • Charting UAE roadmap for environment
    04:39 pm Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Special to Gulf News
    Our country has all the ingredients to act on climate change and protect our environment
  • Without the American entry into the Second World War, it’s possible that Japan would have consolidated its position of supremacy in East Asia and that the war could have dragged on for far longer
  • Watering down climate-change rules not easy
    Dec 09, 2016 By William W. Buzbee
    Collectively, law, reality and regulatory choices by states would create a bulwark against abrupt changes if Pruitt and Trump go down that road
  • The rise of new xenophobia
    Dec 09, 2016 By Ngaire Woods, Special to Gulf News
    The rejection of diversity is tantamount to the rejection of democracy
  • Merkel faces a delicate balancing act
    Dec 09, 2016 By Justin Huggler
    German chancellor distances herself from plan to stop children of migrants holding two passports
  • No country for the Rohingya
    Dec 09, 2016 By Aijaz Zaka Syed, Special to Gulf News
    Today, when Suu Kyi and her party are in authority in Myanmar, their silence and inaction against crimes unleashed on the Muslim minority is not just indefensible, it is criminal
  • Its best hope to cope with the threat of increased US protectionism under a new government in US is to speed up governance reform
  • A clear and present danger in America
    Dec 09, 2016 By Fawaz Turki, Special to Gulf News
    The threat of discrimination and hate crimes against Muslim Americans was made all too mundane, not only by Trump’s rhetoric but also by people like Michael Flynn
  • Money at the heart of the matter
    Dec 09, 2016 By Alex Frankel
    Like another poster boy for trickle-down economics — Tony Blair — he has the Teflon gene. Even while presiding over record levels of child poverty, his popularity remained high
  • South Koreans show how protests can work
    Dec 09, 2016 By Frank Ahrens
    Public demonstrations against President Park Geun-hye have been peaceful but effective, holding up a new model for the world
  • ‘Russia doesn’t seek global domination’
    Dec 08, 2016 Vladimir PutinPresident of Russia
    Leadership is identifying real problems facing the world and collaborating to resolve them. This is how Russia conceives its role in the global arena today
  • The bell tolls for the West
    Dec 08, 2016 By Joschka Fischer, Special to Gulf News
    Europe is far too weak and divided to stand in for the US strategically and, without US leadership, the western world cannot survive