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Ahmad al-Farraj
Ahmad al-Farraj

Dr Ahmad al-Farraj is a Saudi writer with al-Jazirah daily. He holds a Masters degree in literature from the University of Indiana and a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Michigan. He was the Dean of the Arabic Language Institute in King Saud University and a member of the university’s council. He tweets under @amhfarraj

Roosevelt: Amending the constitution

In a previous article, I talked about exceptional US president Franklin Roosevelt, the only president who won the presidency four times (1932, 1936, 1940 and 1944). This had never happened before him,...

What constitutes an exceptional president

After a candidate wins the presidency in the US, he is entitled to run for a second four-year term. This means that the maximum duration a person can be a president is eight years.This was not the...

The Iranian agreement that collapsed

There is no doubt that Barack Obama, with the key help of his secretary of state John Kerry who ran for the presidential elections in 2004, put in all of his efforts to finalize the nuclear agreement...

The US’s November 2018 battle

When a US president is elected, it’s important, for both him and his administration, that the majority of the Congress belongs to the same party.If the majority of both Congress chambers, the...

The Saturday Night Massacre

After President Trump hinted at the possibility of dismissing Robert Mueller, the special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election, the first...

Will Trump fire John Kelly?

In mid-2017, President Donald Trump realized that his appointments for important posts of his administration were not good because he lacked political experience. Sentiments dominated while making...

Saudi Arabia, the US and political Islam

There is no doubt that political Islam movements, i.e. the Muslim Brotherhood and its affiliates like the Sururist movement, have been trying for decades to drive a wedge in relations between Gulf...

Trump and the war hawk

Some time back, news of President Donald Trump considering the dismissal of his secretary of state Rex Tillerson was leaked. And despite Trump’s denial, the speculations were true. Trump...