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“This region is not on my agenda. It is my agenda.”

“It is a common mistake among some Arab leaders to listen to their own voice.” By: Mohammad Salman Iqbal/Leila Hatoum IN 2004, one man stood firm in urging Arab leaders to introduce reforms within their states. Memorably, he advised them to “change or you will be changed eventually.” Six years later, a wave of national uprisings

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Pressing Matters: Media Coverage and the Arab Gulf States

Is the Western media biased in its reporting of Gulf affairs? By Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi   Over the past few years Western media’s negative coverage of the Arab Gulf states has increased so much that it is starting to look more like a rite of passage for some journalists and news organisations. Meanwhile, what’s notable

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The Curious Case of Yemen’s Alliances: Saleh Vs Houthis

Saleh described his skillful manipulation of Yemeni tribes as ‘dancing over the heads of snakes,’ but did the Snake Charmer finally run out of tricks? Or are the serpents still dancing to his flute? BY Ammar Aulaqi IN THE EARLY morning hours of May 10, 2015, Sana’a was rocked by five consecutive explosions. As clouds of

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Suicide bomber kills two militiamen in Yemen

Reuters 10/26/2015 ADEN, Yemen – A suspected al Qaeda suicide bomber killed two militiamen on Monday at a checkpoint in the southern Yemeni city of Aden, already beset by violence, a security source said. The bomber approached the militiamen as they were inspecting cars at a large intersection in the Mansoura district and detonated an

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