Thinkers

  • Western Europe needs serious introspection
    04:40 pm By Natalie Nougayrede
    It’s far too easy to blame the east for all of Europe’s woes. It needs to show some compassion for its neighbours’ troubled pasts
  • India’s apex court stands its ground
    05:27 pm By Sanjib Kumar Das, Senior Pages Editor
    Verdict on Karnataka assembly offers a ray of hope to all those who seek propriety in political life and value a rules-based order
  • Some of the world’s most premium universities have consistently displayed an appalling lack of diversity
  • Syrian political change will be cosmetic
    05:21 pm By Sami Moubayed, Special to Gulf News
    Putin is carefully re-launching a process of constitutional reform that suits the Kremlin
  • Fallout of a cancelled summit
    04:40 pm By Nicholas Kristof
    Trump has a Kim-like appetite for brinkmanship in ways that are set to create risks of a cataclysm
  • Fishing for the truth
    04:38 pm By Mick O’Reilly,Foreign Correspondent
    The nominee to be Italy’s next prime minister is in hot water over claims he fudged his CV
  • Italy’s new government may break Europe
    May 24, 2018 By Sebastian Mallaby
    The new radical-populist establishment in Rome could be the force that finally breaks the continent’s cohesion
  • Korean summit hangs by a thread
    May 24, 2018 By Christopher R. Hill,Special to Gulf News
    If talks happen, Trump administration will likely hold out the prospect of a peace agreement to recognise North Korea
  • Ireland’s revolutionary abortion referendum
    May 24, 2018 By Lizzie O’Shea
    Women’s reproductive rights have been ill-served by top-down politics, but the vote on right to abortion today is set to change the narrative
  • Pompeo’s ploy hastens collapse of Iran deal
    May 24, 2018 By Osama Al Sharif,Special to Gulf News
    Tehran should reconsider its divisive regional policies as it is as dangerous as the nuclear programme
  • Keeping the pieces in the Balkans
    May 24, 2018 By Mick O’Reilly, Foreign Correspondent
    Turkey is waiting in the wings as the European Union delays expansion into a region still recovering from the breakup of the former Yugoslavia
  • Tech firms can’t keep our data
    May 24, 2018 By Dylan Curran
    Requiring companies to erase our information quarterly would offer us greater freedom online — without destroying profit margins
  • The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation comes into force today — here’s what it means
  • The format didn’t let MEPs question the Facebook boss too deeply — but there were worries over its monopoly
  • Consolidating permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula would be a fitting final chapter of American diplomatic success
  • Much ado over a Jinnah portrait
    May 23, 2018 By Saira Shah Halim, Special to Gulf News
    The recent vandalism in India’s Aligarh Muslim University is yet another instance of targeting minority institutions to stoke the fire of communal hatred