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In this next year and beyond, Iraq and Syria are likely to return to the Arab fold, while Saudi and Egyptian dynamism continues to drive the region towards a better future

The resignation of Jim Mattis is not just the departure of a senior official in the Trump administration, but the exit of a school of US foreign policy thinking.

Some US politicians are rounding on Saudi Arabia, pointing to Yemen, while ignoring the toll of wars the US pursued

The emergence of three poles in the world order appears to be the trajectory. The question is, how will the Arabs position themselves

Abdel-Moneim Said reflects on what happened to one of his enduring interests, cars, amid parallel technological changes across the seven decades of his life

Laila Murad was not just a unique artistic talent, she also epitomised that latent tug-of-war in Arab societies between the quest for modernism and the inability to shed the shackles of stagnation and the fear of the unknown

Amid technological shifts, we may well witness not only the waning of a unipolar world, but the emergence of a tripolar one

Despite being more antagonistic towards the press than any president in US history, Trump continues to control the narrative, ultimately getting his way

Saudi Arabia and the other oil producing countries still have major roles to play in pursuit of stability in the region and beyond

While some critics fixate on Trump’s proposed Middle East Strategic Alliance, they forget the actual Arab alliance that has formed and whose purpose should be deepened

Iraq should be encouraged to return to the Arab world

Sidestepping religious conservatives and leftist radicals, the wisest Arab states were able to start reform processes that protected the nation state while imbuing it with new dynamism

The only thing that can be predicted is that the Middle East region will remain unpredictable

Is democracy in global recession? Will chauvinism drown out universalism? The age-old debate on the nature of the future world order continues

As the anniversary of his death passes, one cannot help but wonder what Egypt’s great novelist would have said about the so-called Arab Spring

The policies of US President Donald Trump are not as confused or inconsistent as they are sometimes made out to be, but have an internal logic of their own

Abdel Moneim Said reflects on one of the greatest military leaders in US history — a man who fought to preserve the union and abolish slavery

Bolstered by Arab disarray, Israel is forging ahead with its own version of a final settlement to the Arab-Israeli conflict

For all the ire levied against him, Donald Trump is succeeding in making his mark on US foreign policy, overturning traditional doctrine in the process

Despite that the media focused on all manner of side issues, the Helsinki summit marks an important turning point in international relations

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