Thinkers

  • Mega project: A game-changer for Pakistan?
    06:45 pm By Ashfaq Ahmed,Deputy Editor, UAE
    It will usher in development and prosperity by generating sufficient energy and employment in the country, besides opening up trade routes
  • Saudi Arabia: Why it looks to a new future
    06:43 pm By Sulaiman Al Hattlan, Special to Gulf News
    The young Mohammad Bin Salman’s new role as Crown Prince will allow him bring innovative ideas to lead the kingdom to a new phase with confidence and opennness
  • Opportune time for new kind of journalism
    06:40 pm By Ramzy Baroud, Special to Gulf News
    There are millions of victims throughout the Arab world, bereaved families, refugees and a human toll that cannot be expressed through typical media narration
  • How Stone got played by Putin
    06:37 pm By Masha Gessen
    In filming their interaction, the legendary director has broadcast the conditions on which this kind of admiration rests
  • This year’s four special elections have been humiliating for the Democrats, and more pain awaits next November
  • Turnbull be warned: The young are coming
    06:37 pm By John Daley and Danielle Wood
    The UK election was rocked by a huge upsurge in the youth vote. Many of the motivations behind that result are shared by Australia’s young people
  • World cannot turn its back on health care
    06:37 pm By Nicholas Kristof
    America and other wealthy countries must help fight disease and illiteracy. It is a sign of global leadership and of our common humanity
  • India’s concerns are not without reason
    06:29 pm By Sanjib 
Kumar Das,Senior Pages Editor
    The CPEC is likely to see the mercury rise over political brinkmanship and security issues between two nuclear-armed neighbours
  • UK must unite community spirit and the full force of the law to ensure every person in the country is protected
  • Jubilant mood for Labour in the UK
    Jun 26, 2017 By John Harris
    The party and its leadership must not forget the complexity of the position 
they find themselves in after the June 8 elections
  • Universal basic income and the riders
    Jun 26, 2017 By Ellie Mae O’Hagan
    It could be an important part of a radical agenda. But beware: its proponents include neoliberals hostile to the very idea of the welfare state
  • West’s media fails to see Qatar’s trickery
    Jun 26, 2017 By Linda S. Heard, Special to Gulf News
    Al Jazeera Arabic is a platform for Muslim Brotherhood sympathisers and is a tool used by Qatar to promote its ideology and foreign policies, to which several of its former employees attest
  • Lost innocence of Ramadan nights in US
    Jun 26, 2017 By Sahar Habib Ghazi
    For many Muslim-American teenagers from all backgrounds, those late-night ‘suhour’ trips are a rite of passage, often the occasion for their first unsupervised late night out with friends
  • Taking on the frat boys of the Senate
    Jun 26, 2017 By Gail Collins
    That GOP leaders didn’t bother to include a woman in their secret bill-writing group only reveals the level of indifference to women’s issues
  • Britain is in the middle of a real muddle
    Jun 26, 2017 By Charles Moore
    With the future unclear and political faith low, a sense of powerlessness has begun to afflict our communities
  • Canada doesn’t know how to party
    Jun 26, 2017 By Stephen Marche
    The country’s reluctance to celebrate itself is actually something worth celebrating