Thinkers

  • Is India’s RSS losing its ideology?
    08:58 pm By Ravi Menon, Special to Gulf News
    Bhagwat’s remarks that signal a change of heart and acceptance of the country’s pluralism may have been made with an eye on polls
  • Why Arab press is in a state of languor
    09:06 pm By Mohammad Hassan Al Harbi, 
Special to Gulf News
    Media in the region faces a credibility crisis in the absence of free and fair reporting
  • Vision 2030 drives Saudi march to the future
    09:06 pm By Saud Mohammed Al Sati
    The government is making continuous efforts at diversifying its economy to achieve the goals set under Vision 2030
  • The runaway king
    Sep 21, 2018 By Sadiq Shaban,Deputy Opinion Editor
    As Mallya fights a battle for his reputation and extradition, it is a stunning fall from grace for a person whose name was ubiquitous with extravagance, glamour and privilege
  • Children hit hardest by refugee crisis
    Sep 21, 2018 By Filippo Grandi, Special to Gulf News
    Humanitarian bodies, governments and the private sector must come together to increase funding for education and to design sustainable programmes to support the needs of the displaced
  • Riding a bubble in Hungary
    Sep 21, 2018 By Mick O’Reilly, Foreign Correspondent
    Viktor Orban talks a tough line on dealing with refugees, but his Achilles heel might very well be the economy
  • Reason Israel is scared of Palestinian youth
    Sep 21, 2018 By As’ad Abdul Rahman, Special to Gulf News
    Tel Aviv realises that children in the Occupied Territories form the nucleus of a generation that will continue to confront the occupation
  • America must take a stand on Idlib
    Sep 20, 2018 By Michael O’Hanlon and Steven Heydemann
    The international community ought to also help the rebel-held regions of Syria rebuild and establish forms of self-governance
  • Myanmar and the forgotten tragedy
    Sep 20, 2018 By Jamal Sanad Al Suwaidi, Special to Gulf News
    Awarding the prize to people who do not deserve it and associating it with names of criminals or terrorists undermine the great values it enjoys
  • Russia is getting stuck in Syria endgame
    Sep 19, 2018 By Con Coughlin
    Putin is positioning himself as a victor, but the final stages of this protracted war is both risky and unpredictable
  • Leaders to be blamed for Palestinian despair
    Sep 19, 2018 By Fawaz Turki, Special to Gulf News
    Uninitiated PLO officials went to Oslo unprepared for the monumental task before them and, without a single expert in international law by their side
  • 25 years on: Why Oslo is not entirely ‘dead’
    Sep 18, 2018 By Ramzy Baroud, Special to Gulf News
    It remains a problem because the thinking behind it is still firmly in place — only Israel matters and the aspirations of Palestinians are inconsequential
  • Why peace is so imperative in Afghanistan
    Sep 18, 2018 By Sajjad Ashraf , Special to Gulf News
    An unstable Kabul has damaged Pakistan economically, structurally, and has left its society militarised and radicalised
  • If the charges against Kavanaugh are proven, he certainly should not be rewarded with a lifetime appointment to the US Supreme Court
  • Imran steering Pakistan in the right direction
    Sep 18, 2018 By Farhan Bokhari, Special to Gulf News
    Fixing the country’s dilapidated economy requires decisions that are set to unleash popular resentment
  • The Indian spy scandal that never was
    Sep 17, 2018 By C.P. Surendran, Special to Gulf News
    Rocket scientist caught in a police officer’s web of deceit is awarded compensation for his arrest and torture