Thinkers

  • Spirit of fair play takes a back seat
    05:04 pm By Mary Dejevsky
    As the latest scandal involving now ex-England manager Sam Allardyce and questions over cyclists’ drug exemptions show, the UK plays no fairer than anyone else
  • Confronting the populists
    05:03 pm By Chris Patten, Special to Gulf News
    Their shoddy arguments must be rebuked point by point and their fugues of outrage must be met with calm, rational deliberation
  • New UK prime minister faces daunting challenges
    05:02 pm By Andrew Hammond, Special to Gulf News
    A key part of the solution is to promote longer-term political outlooks and sensible, cross-party discussion rather than the increasing tendency towards short-termism
  • Studies prove climate change is responsible, with 70 per cent of new vegetation explained by the increase of carbon dioxide in the air after combustion of oil, coal and gas
  • Donald Trump’s behaviour on the debate stage was reminiscent of what many women deal with every day
  • President Trump? How is that possible?
    04:54 pm By Thomas L. Friedman
    A man who underestimates Russia, whose every response is laced with bluster, insults and repetition and who thinks taxpayers are fools is not a man you want within a mile of the White House
  • Trump doesn’t seem to get it that facts don’t cease to exist just because they are ignored or denied
  • The nuclear question
    Sep 28, 2016 By Ira Helfand and Robert Dodge
    Nuclear weapons do not possess some magic power that keeps them from being used. We have survived so far because of an incredible string of luck
  • The age of reaction
    Sep 28, 2016 By David Brooks
    The global pluralistic marketplace is a permanently revolutionary force
  • Those taking Hillary-selfies offer hope
    Sep 28, 2016 By Jonathan Jones
    A photographer’s side-view of a political rally may not be the hellish vision of democracy’s death in the echo-chamber of self-regard that it appears to be
  • UK Labour stands up for irrelevance
    Sep 28, 2016 By Therese Raphael
    Party leader Corbyn is unaffected by focus groups, but that is not quite in sync with what many in the British mainstream feel
  • Colombia’s future hinges on success of Farc deal
    Sep 28, 2016 By Cristina De La Torre
    Vindictive speech and deceit had become the daily currency of political debate, and double standards a virtue, courtesy of an ‘anything goes’ mentality
  • Dangers of antibiotics overuse
    Sep 28, 2016 By Suleiman Al Obeid | Special to Gulf News
    Superbugs are a major health threat and proper detection and treatment methods are more important than ever
  • Trump aims to seize Iraq’s oil
    Sep 28, 2016 By Joseph A. Kechichian | Senior Writer
    In his pseudo-imperialist vision, the Republican presidential nominee is alluding to his thievery talents
  • Obama’s fierce urgency of forever
    Sep 28, 2016 By Francis Wilkinson
    Again and again and again is the unvarying cycle of struggle for human rights and dignity. It’s also the rhythm of democratic elections
  • UAE is a key part of fight against terror
    Sep 28, 2016 By Francis Matthew, Editor at Large
    Abdullah spells out at the UN that military action is only part of much wider strategy to restore good governance in the Arab world