Qatar: When a leader fails

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Abdullah bin Bijad al-Otaibi is a Saudi writer and researcher. He is a member of the board of advisors at Al-Mesbar Studies and Research Center. He tweets under @abdullahbjad


Change or be changed and opportunity for Arab youth

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Khaled Almaeena is a veteran Saudi journalist, commentator, businessman and the editor-at-large of the Saudi Gazette. Almaeena has held a broad range of positions in Saudi media for over thirty years, including CEO of a PR firm, Saudi Television news anchor, talk show host, radio announcer, lecturer and journalist. As a journalist, Almaeena has represented Saudi media at Arab summits in Baghdad, Morocco and elsewhere. In 1990, he was one of four journalists to cover the historic resumption of diplomatic ties between Saudi Arabia and Russia. He also traveled to China as part of this diplomatic mission. Almaeena's political and social columns appear regularly in Gulf News, Asharq al-Aswat, al-Eqtisadiah, Arab News, Times of Oman, Asian Age and The China Post. He can be reached at kalmaeena@saudigazette.com.sa and followed on Twitter: @KhaledAlmaeena


Gambia’s Jammeh says steps down after military pressure from neighbors

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Gambia’s leader Yahya Jammeh said he was stepping down on Saturday under pressure from West ......

Revealed: The 9-step guide to being popular and ultra-likeable

Thursday, 01 September 2016

Some people seem to have natural charisma. No matter where they go or who they are with, people ......

Female empowerment in modern Western politics

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Dr. Halla Diyab is an award winning screen-writer, producer, broadcaster, a published author and an activist. She has a Ph.D. in English and American Studies from the University of Leicester. She carried out research in New Orleans, USA while working on her thesis “The Examination of Marginality and Minorities in the Drama and Film of Tennessee Wil-liams”. She holds an MA in Gender and Women Studies from the University of Warwick. She has written a number of scripts for TV dramas countering religious extremism and international terrorism resulting in her being awarded Best Syrian Drama Script Award 2010 and the Artists Achievement Award 2011. She is a regular commentator in the Brit-ish and international media and has recently appeared on Channel 4 News, BBC Newsnight, BBC This Week, CNN, Sky News, Channel 5 News, ITV Central, Al Jazeera English, and BBC Radio 4, to name a few. She is a public speaker who spoke at the House of Commons, the Spectator Debate, Uniting for Peace and London’s Frontline Club. She has worked in Libya, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Syria and is an expert on the Middle East and Islamic culture. As a highly successful drama writer, she has been dubbed ‘one of the most influential women in Syria’ in 2011. She also produces documentary films for UK and international channels. She is also the Founder & Director of Liberty Media Productions which focuses on cross-cultural issues between Britain and the Middle East. She can be found on Twitter: @drhalladiyab


Why do Egyptians dislike political activists?

Monday, 06 June 2016

Mohammed Nosseir is an Egyptian liberal politician who advocates for advancing liberalism, political participation, and economic freedom. Mohammed was member of the higher committee at the Democratic Front Party from 2007 to 2012, and then member of the political bureau of the Free Egyptian Party till mid 2013. Mohammed advocates for his work through providing the Egyptian government with a number of schemes to better reform its government institutes, as well as he is a regular contributor to various Egyptian newspapers. Mohammed also has extensive experience in the private sector, working with a number of international companies assisting them in expanding their businesses in the Middle East. Mohammed graduated from Faculty of Commerce, Ain Shams University, Cairo (1986); he participated at Aspen Seminar on Leadership, Values and Good Society (2011), Eisenhower Fellow, Multi-National Program (2009) and Stanford Fellow for Democracy, Development & Rule of Law (2008).


Want to influence how people perceive you? Use these impression tactics

Friday, 04 March 2016

Impression management is the process of influencing how others perceive you. Tactics such as excuses ......

When is a lifestyle coach not a coach?

Saturday, 27 February 2016

If you are head of a big organization or head of the family it can be lonely at the top. And often ......

LinkedIn VP: People don’t follow leaders, they follow purpose

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

“True leaders have no followers. A true leader is simply the first one heading towards his/her ......

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood says new younger leaders taking over

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood is rising again under young new leaders despite the sentencing of ......

Pakistan: Where’s Ataturk when you need him?

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Haroon Moghul is the Fellow in Muslim Politics and Societies at the Center on National Security at Fordham Law School. He's a graduate student at Columbia University, a widely-recognized speaker on Islamic thought and Muslim history, and the author of The Order of Light (Penguin 2006). Haroon's writings have been featured on Foreign Policy, Boston Review, Salon, Tikkun, Religion Dispatches, Al-Jazeera and Dawn. He is a Fellow at the Institute of Social Policy and Understanding and Senior Editor at The Islamic Monthly. His essay, "Prom InshAllah," is featured in Salaam, Love: American Muslim Men on Love, Sex, and Intimacy (Beacon 2014). Follow him on Twitter @hsmoghul.


We must prepare Arab youth to be effective leaders

Sunday, 03 November 2013

Bakir Oweida is a journalist who has worked as Managing Editor, and written for several Arab publications based in London. His last executive post was Assistant Editor-in-Chief of Asharq al-Awsat newspaper, responsible for the Opinions section, until December 2003.


United Nations pledges to promote women in peace talks

Saturday, 19 October 2013

The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Friday renewing its commitment to ......

Qatar's outgoing emir, a visionary for tiny Gulf state

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

To his admirers, Qatari emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani is a champion of the common man&rsquo ......