The Middle East’s new battle lines

2018-05-23
while Saudi Arabia and Israel view Iran as an existential threat that they must confront, Ankara sees Tehran as a ...

On former battlefield, Kuwaiti investor plans date palm groves, ostrich and deer reserve

2018-05-23
We hope to have 100,000 (trees) in the next five to six years ...

Why Reinvent the Monetary Wheel?

2018-05-25
Cryptocurrencies promise to realize Friedrich Hayek’s dream of a free market in money. But human societies have discovered no better ...

Petroleum's Rising Price Depends on Supply and Politics

2018-05-24
There are several factors that have introduced uncertainty into the market, prompting upward pressure on oil prices. ...

The Old Allure of New Money

2018-05-23
The cryptocurrency revolution, which started with bitcoin in 2009, claims to be inventing new kinds of money ...

Iraqi politicians look to calm tensions in wake of US withdrawal from Iran deal

2018-05-25
The US withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear deal poses questions about the role of the Iran-backed Shiite armed factions in ...

The battle for the Iranian nuclear deal: China approaches a watershed

2018-05-24
Fault lines in the Middle East have hardened because of Israel, Saudi and United Arab Emirates assertiveness, emboldened by both ...

Iraq’s Top 10 Potential Prime Ministers

2018-05-23
Will it be the Harvard- and MIT-educated mandarin, the coveralls-wearing man of the people — or someone else the world ...

Legal protection of the right to a society free of corruption

2018-05-21
Study in light of international conventions ...

Preventing an AI Apocalypse

2018-05-20
The view that AI-driven machines will outsmart humanity, take over the world, and kill us all ...

Trump and Macron See the World Very Differently

2018-04-26
That has big implications for everyone else. ...

Incidents of Anti-Shiism in April, 2018

2018-05-06
With 673 incidents of anti-Shiism during the month of April, Shia repression is on the rise. The reduction in February ...

How Press Freedom Is Won

2018-05-04
On World Press Freedom Day, attention will naturally turn to the myriad ways that journalism, a key component of any ...

Automation and American Leadership

2018-04-21
In an era of rapid technological change, it is widely assumed that disruptions to labor markets are inevitable ...

Why Orwell’s 1984 could be about Now

2018-05-21
Audiences around the world are re-reading George Orwells 1984, which is a handbook for difficult times ...

The Exceptionalism of American Higher Education

2018-05-21
American universities and colleges emerged as dominant players in the global ecology of higher education, a dominance that continues to ...

Imagining the Future Is Just Another Form of Memory

2017-10-18
Humans’ ability to predict the future is all thanks to our ability to remember the past ...
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