Thinkers

  • The GOP’s existential crisis
    04:41 pm By Corey Robin
    The chaos over health care, like that of the Trump administration, is a sign of further disjunction to come
  • Ivanka Trump’s West Wing job is dangerous
    05:55 pm By Helen Klein Murillo and Susan Hennessey
    The Trumps’ myriad foreign financial ties create the risk that in matters of national security and foreign policy, their choices will be guided by what is best for them — not the US
  • Organised criminal gangs — offshoots of the brutal groups that were formed to fight Farc — are taking over areas abandoned by their former enemy
  • Stand up and be counted for a united Europe
    05:52 pm Guy Verhofstadt, Former prime minister of Belgium
    On the 60th anniversary of the treaty of Rome, and faced with an explosion of Euro-sceptic nationalism, the EU stands at a crossroads
  • London pride, undaunted
    05:52 pm By Matthew d’Ancona
    In their quiet, stoical way, residents defied terror by simply going about city life as normal
  • Arabs need to speak in one voice
    05:51 pm By Osama Al Sharif, Special to Gulf News
    The message from the Jordan summit must be one of a united front, relying less on cliches and more on mutual political interests and economic integration
  • AT 60, EU has its plate full
    05:09 pm By Andrew Hammond, Special to Gulf News
    The bloc’s forthcoming decisions over key questions such as deeper integration and an increasingly multi-speed union will define its prospects for survival
  • My country needs more help from the US
    Mar 25, 2017 Haider Al Abadi, Prime Minister of Iraq
    As Iraqis wind down the war and rebuild their economy, their challenges can be America’s opportunities
  • Belarus is the latest thorn in Putin’s side
    Mar 25, 2017 By Leonid Bershidsky
    Kremlin cannot afford to lose someone like Lukashenko to a pro-European leader in Minsk
  • ‘There’s smell of treason in the air’
    Mar 25, 2017 By Nicholas Kristof
    It is suspected that at some point, members of the Trump team had gained knowledge of Russian hacking into Clinton emails
  • Pakistan needs to set its priorities right
    Mar 25, 2017 By Farhan Bokhari, 
Special to Gulf News
    In sharp contrast to the country’s military strength, its economy continues to suffer from questions over a number of variables
  • Saudi projects ‘frozen in time’
    Mar 25, 2017 By Tariq A. Al Maeena, Special to Gulf News
    Maybe it is time for the kingdom to take a leaf out of Dubai’s playbook and ensure timely completion of the work-in-progress
  • Six Years on, there is little hope in Syria
    Mar 25, 2017 By Mustapha Karkouti, Special to Gulf News
    With both the Geneva and Astana peace talk initiatives reaching a roadblock, it is difficult to see how the dialogue will move forward
  • Will robots replace workers soon?
    Mar 25, 2017 By Larry Elliott
    Those in wholesale and retail sectors in the UK are at highest risk from breakthroughs in robotics
  • Facebook’s corrective action has sometimes resulted in the spread of fear and falsehoods
  • Congress’ problems begin and end at the top
    Mar 25, 2017 By Amulya Ganguli
    Unless India’s Grand Old Party realises that politics is serious business and that socialism has had its day, its future looks bleak