Vision 2030, Saudi women driving and what’s next?

Until June 2018 Saudi Arabia will be the only country in the world where women are not allowed to drive. Almost three weeks ago, on 26th of September king Salman in royal decree announced that the kingdom will finally join the rest of the world and abandon the restriction. The decision was made after consulting …

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What is wrong with GCC?

None. This is exactly how many refugees accepted rich GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries by the official statistics. Their refusal prompted angry responses on social media from shocked individuals to high ranked activists. In September 2015 Human Rights Watch executive director Kenneth Roth tweeted: “It speaks volumes when migrants choose European hostility over fellow Arabs …

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Land of Canaan. Part III, 50 years of turmoil.

After 1967 Six Day War further history of Israel resembles the first 20 years of its existence, with more military conflicts with Arabs and Palestinian insurgency. Great Jewish victory didn’t deter their foes from trying to retake the land. In some cases it actually proved to cause exactly opposite effect. Humiliated Arab leaders decided to …

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Why not ‘why’ and why ‘when’? Qatar crisis.

   On Monday 5th of June several Gulf countries (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain) followed by Egypt and the Yemen cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, gave its’ citizens two weeks to leave and only 48 hours its’ diplomats to quit. Additionally Gulf countries closed land, sea and air borders isolating tiny peninsula.    The reasons for …

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Land of Canaan. Part II Six Day War

Not even one week. This is how long it took Israel to almost paralyse three armies and triple its size. Up to now the country has been involved in four wars, thirteen military conflicts or violent events with its neighbours and is in the constant state of emergency due to Palestinian insurgency in the occupied …

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