1555, Section: Opinion
Published on 17 April 2014 by Hani Mahmoud / opendemocracy.net / First published April 13 in Opinion
The idea of foreign aid is rather attractive—at least theoretically. However, when examined carefully, foreign aid in its very nature entails a process of injecting large sums of money into developing countries otherwise gripped by poverty, war, and conflict. While in theory, that money should improve people’s lives and alleviate poverty leading to sustainable growth and development, the stark reality is that foreign aid has often presented more challenges than opportunities.
Published on 17 April 2014 by Mohamed Ghilan / aljazeera.com / First published April 11 in Opinion
The most important rule in Islam is “judgment on anything is a branch of conceptualizing it.“ To determine whether a belief can be accepted by a Muslim or not, this is the first and most often repeated principle. However, when it comes to matters scientific, this indispensable rule for correct judgment is paradoxically the most disregarded one.
Published on 15 April 2014 by ahram.org.eg Mohamed Elmenshawy in Opinion
Israel and the Gulf states sometimes tend to adopt a united regional vision regarding various issues, especially in the last three years
Published on 15 April 2014 by aljazeera.com Alastair Sloan in Opinion
In today’s fractured Yemen, the solution is not with Hellfire missiles, it is with fixing the economy.
Published on 15 April 2014 by atlanticcouncil.org Lara Talverdian in Opinion
After a year of heightened tensions, growing divisions, and two high-profile assassinations, Tunisians launched a national dialogue that culminated in the adoption of a progressive constitution in January 2014. This
Published on 15 April 2014 by Murad Alazzany in Opinion
An internet search of al-montdiat al-Yemniah (translated as ' Yemeni forums') will return many sites.
Published on 10 April 2014 by Atlanticcouncil.org Rafat Al-Akhali in Opinion
After ten months of extensive negotiations and discussions, Yemen’s National Dialogue Conference (NDC) concluded on the January 21, 2014. It is critical to analyze the NDC outcomes and assess whether it addresses the calls for change that Yemeni youth initiated in 2011.
Published on 10 April 2014 by carnegieendowment.org Khaled Fattah in Opinion
The falling out between Riyadh and Doha leaves Yemen divided over which patron to follow.
Published on 10 April 2014 by dailystar.com.lb Hugh Wilford in Opinion
From Cold War-era coups to “enhanced interrogation” in the “war on terror,” the CIA has courted the suspicion and hatred of the Muslim world.
Published on 8 April 2014 by Atiaf Alwazir / Aljazeera.com / First published April 5 in Opinion
A Yemeni activist and I were talking while walking in downtown Sana'a one hot morning. An old man kept turning back to look at us and eventually asked him with curiosity: "where are you from?" my colleague simply responded with a smile. "Ethiopia, Somalia?" asked the old man.