Thinkers

  • His lack of recognition that his own government created the circumstances in which people voted to leave the EU is surprising
  • Does May deserve to win by a landslide?
    29 minutes ago By Charles Moore
    Jeremy Corbyn may appear to be unelectable, but UK voters still need to know more about the reticent PM’s political beliefs
  • Should the Middle East embrace Trump?
    04:56 pm By Gordon Robison, Special to Gulf News
    This is a good moment to consider not only how the region’s ties with the US have changed since January, but what those changes might mean in the longer term
  • The empire should be a source of pride, and many of the allegations against it are factually unfounded
  • If the US military continues to shift talent from conventional to special units through expansion of the latter, the conventional forces required in a large war is bound to suffer
  • What exactly changes in Turkey now?
    04:49 pm By Kostas Tsironis
    As Erdogan consolidates power in a new sweep, the country’s old problems stare him in the face
  • The web has broadened the flow of information, introduced new voices into political debates and empowered citizens worldwide but its disruptive appeal is far too real and dangerous
  • US has a crucial role to play in Syria
    Apr 24, 2017 By Josh Rogin
    Al Assad must be preventing from achieving his primary goal, which is to force the international community into a binary choice between supporting his government or the extremists
  • Too busy? you need a quiet hour
    Apr 24, 2017 By David Leonhardt
    Modern life pushes us towards excess, but constant activity isn’t an enjoyable or productive way to live
  • Assange’s dream of freedom fades
    Apr 24, 2017 By Linda S. Heard, Special to Gulf News
    If WikiLeaks founder is arrested and extradited, it would be a very sad day for one of the West’s most cherished ideals
  • This is a French election like no other
    Apr 24, 2017 By Sonia Delesalle-Stolper
    Le Pen’s chances of beating Macron in the second round are slim but politics in France will never be the same
  • The second year of Europe
    Apr 24, 2017 By Richard N. Haass, Special to Gulf News
    What happens in the continent can and will affect global stability and prosperity
  • Learning to enjoy eating
    Apr 24, 2017 By Ruby Tandoh
    Anxiety surrounding food is making people ill, despite it nourishing the mind and the body. Society needs to do more to help those who struggle
  • Why Trump has not turned a corner
    Apr 24, 2017 By Jennifer Rubin
    The US president has a history of exaggerating accomplishments while his administration remains obsessed with vilifying immigrants and creating hysteria about America’s southern border
  • The crisis of western civilisation
    Apr 24, 2017 By David Brooks
    Faith in the West has collapsed and, amazingly, people have been slow to rise to defend it
  • Turkey’s new sultan
    Apr 24, 2017 By Marwan Asmar, Special to Gulf News
    With Erdogan, the cycle of political power never seems to be bottoming-out as he will likely continue as president until at least 2029