Modernizing the Middle East’s Economies
8/19/2009 4:23:00 PM
Rather than speak of the Middle East or the Arab world, I increasingly prefer to use the term WANA, meaning West Asia-North Africa.
Halford Mackinder’s new world
8/14/2009 4:20:00 PM
"Who rules East Europe commands the Heartland; Who rules the Heartland commands the World Island; Who rules the World Island commands the World" - Sir...
The WANA vision: regional model for global survival
7/29/2009 12:00:00 PM
Many world leaders have emphasised the crucial importance of the global community acting to address climate change, by agreeing a comprehensive succes...
Policy options for modernising the Middle East’s industrial base
6/1/2009 3:00:00 PM
The countries of West Asia and North Africa – WANA as Jordan’s Prince El Hassan bin Talal likes to term them – have an opportunity to emerge from th...
Palestine’s right: past as prologue
2/11/2009 1:00:00 PM
As the world watches the anguish in Gaza continue, I am moved to reflect on the tenth anniversary of the death of my beloved brother, King Hussein ...
Of sorrow and loss
2/9/2009 10:00:00 AM
As the world watches the anguish in Gaza continue, I am moved to reflect on the 10th anniversary of the death of my beloved brother, King Hussein, an...
The case for an international agency
1/17/2009 4:00:00 PM
The stalemate between Israel and Gaza is unlikely to be resolved either by Hamas, Israel or the UN. It is time to ask: could the creation of a tempora...
The failure of force: an alternative option
1/16/2009 11:00:00 AM
The United Nations partition plan of 1947 in the middle east did not include an agenda for implementation. This and many subsequent failures have ...
Humanity’s stake in Gaza
1/2/2009 4:04:00 PM
Wasted time is always to be regretted. But in the Middle East, wasting time is also dangerous. Another year has now passed with little progress in br...
The Global Financial Crisis and the Middle East: An Opportunity for Intra-Regional Cooperation and Security
10/18/2008 2:00:00 PM
The global financial crisis started with the bursting of the subprime mortgage and credit bubbles in the United States. But it is quickly spreading a...