Thinkers

  • Washington should consider bringing in someone like Bolton as special envoy for fixing the nuclear deal
  • US pot calls Russian kettle black
    05:59 pm By Linda S. Heard, Special to Gulf News
    When America accuses Moscow of inference in polls, it should remember that Washington had made 81 attempts to influence foreign elections between 1946 and 2000, including Russia’s
  • Corbyn is hugely popular but the spirit of our age is digital and collaborative. Pluralism and progressive alliances are vital if the party is to own the future
  • Want geniuses? Welcome immigrants
    05:43 pm By Frank Bruni
    Many of America’s finest minds and brightest ideas are forged when dreamers encounter an unfamiliar place with unimagined possibilities
  • ‘Jacindamania’ saw a spectacular rise in Labour’s prospects, only to have them hobbled by false National attack ads
  • Zuckerberg has changed the site’s charter to allow him to maintain control in the hypothetical event he runs for office. That’s scary
  • Learning today for tomorrow’s world
    05:29 pm By Nidhal Guessoum, Special to Gulf News
    The world has radically changed, so it is important to take to prepare our children and students to face the challenges of the new future
  • Polls give Germany a reality check
    05:42 pm By Anne Applebaum
    Merkel may have won a fourth term but the country did not escape the western populist wave altogether
  • Prisons offer a window to the past
    05:31 pm By Jumana Al Tamimi,Associate Editor- Region
    Making old jails tourist attractions could bring in extra revenue for several Arab countries
  • The importance of civil discourse
    Sep 24, 2017 By James J. Zogby, Special to Gulf News
    It is vital to focus on changing the way Americans debate and challenging those who use personal attacks, harsh tactics, or vulgar language to stifle opposing points of view
  • Sorry, Spain. Catalonia is voting
    Sep 24, 2017 By Carles Puigdemont
    The way to the referendum was paved by the performance of pro-independence parties in the 2015 poll
  • Mexico City’s people power
    Sep 24, 2017 By Ioan Grillo
    A grassroots political reaction to the devastating earthquake is already underway and the mass mobilisation could have a lasting effect
  • Why the Kurds seek a country of their own
    Sep 24, 2017 By Qubad Talabani
    Allies disagree with the emphasis on referendum as a first step to independence, but time has come to resolve the Kurdish question in Iraq
  • Brexit means UK deals more, not less, with EU
    Sep 24, 2017 By Andrew Hammond,Special to Gulf News
    May will struggle to strike a deal that is better for Britain’s interest than one which continued membership of a reformed EU potentially offers
  • Uber is cheap, convenient and by-and-large safe, but it has serious flaws too. No company deserves a free pass just because it’s popular
  • Do women get to write with authority?
    Sep 24, 2017 By Nicole Krauss
    Working from a man’s perspective allowed the writer to wriggle free of certain expectations and to feel more authentic