The Political Costs of Qatar’s Western Orientation

December 1, 2012 10:55 am0 comments

By Dr. Justin Gengler In the span of seven weeks in fall 2011, the government of Qatar twice made international headlines for reasons that were, for the upstart Gulf emirate, highly unusual. Made prominent by its near-ubiquitous involvement in political and humanitarian crises abroad — in Darfur, Libya, Syria and […]

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The State of Kuwait

November 30, 2012 10:59 pm0 comments
The State of Kuwait

  By Mariwan Hama On November 5, Kuwait’s emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al Sabah, confirmed that he would go ahead with the changes he made in the Kuwait’s electoral law this past October 19, explaining that the measures will “protect national unity.” This amendment to the electoral law ahead of the December […]

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Iran’s Nuclear Program: A Shift in the Winds?

10:50 pm0 comments

By Shaul Bakhash   In the wake of President Obama’s re-election, Iran has been signaling its readiness for direct talks with the United States over Iran’s nuclear program. A spate of statements in early November by officials close to Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, speak of the possibility of direct […]

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Nazi sympathisers try to rewrite history, by stealing it

October 29, 2012 8:16 pm0 comments
Nazi sympathisers try to rewrite history, by stealing it

Two men are being questioned in connection with the theft of valuable documents about Danes who fought for Nazis. A big chunk of Danish history has literally been rediscovered, after police recovered several boxes of Second World War documents during a sweep of Copenhagen flats yesterday. Rigsarkivet, the state archives, […]

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