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May 07, 2009
Destination Abu Dhabi
While Dubai is the largest city in the United Arab Emirates and the best known internationally, Abu Dhabi, the national capital lying 150 km south-west of Dubai, is well on the way to matching the profile of its precocious sibling.
Destination Abu Dhabi
May 07, 2009
Lebanon's Elections
As the world surveys the wreckage that is now Gaza, the international community would be advised to shift its attention north to Lebanon, where the elections to be held in June have the potential  to immerse the country in yet another bloody civil conflict.
Lebanon's Elections
May 07, 2009
Nouri al-Maliki Interview
It is very important to bear in mind, when talking about the future of Iraq, the heritage we inherited from the previous regime. [That] determines where the needs are, politically, security, socially and economically.
Nouri al-Maliki Interview
February 02, 2009
Russian Roulette
By flirting with NATO and trying to suppress Russian culture, the Ukrainian government is playing a very dangerous game, says Medhi Chebil
Russian Roulette
August 27, 2008
Less than meets the eye?
The opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics was public diplomacy “shock and awe”.
Less than meets the eye?
June 17, 2008
Lords of Kabul
His dashing figure and aristocratic demeanour once prompted compliments from world leaders and couture tsars alike.
Lords of Kabul
February 26, 2008
Guarding the Gulf
In the shallow waters of the Persian Gulf, 30 kilometres from Iraq’s coastline, the Khawr Al Amaya oil terminal squats above the Iraqi waterline.
Guarding the Gulf
Will America Seize the Moment on Iran?
Will America Seize the Moment on Iran?
Obama’s reelection and signs of Iranian willingness to end the nuclear standoff might offer some hope towards a compromise.
Will America Seize the Moment on Iran?
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