Egyptian voters urged to allow Sisi rule until 2030

Sunday, 21 April 2019

Egyptian pro-government media are urging a “Yes” vote on the second day of a nationwide ......

Voting begins in Egypt’s constitutional referendum, Sisi casts ballot

Saturday, 20 April 2019

Egyptians start voting on Saturday in a referendum that could allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ......

Egypt to hold referendum on extending Sisi’s rule on April 20-22

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Egypt’s election commission said on Wednesday that a referendum potentially allowing President ......

No independence for Catalonia, says Spanish PM

Sunday, 07 April 2019

There will be no independence for Catalonia, nor a referendum on the question if the socialists are ......

Brexit: Back to a second referendum?

Tuesday, 08 January 2019

Dr. Mohamed A. Ramady is Senior Advisor with Partner Energy, and former Visiting Associate Professor, Finance and Economics, at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals , Saudi Arabia. He specializes on middle east energy policy, the Saudi Economy, OPEC, GCC regional geo -political risk assessment and has authored many books such as “The Saudi Arabian Economy: Policies, Achievements and Challenges”, “GCC Economies: Stepping up to Future Challenges”, “Economic, Political and Financial Country Risk: An analysis of the GCC countries” . In 2015 he completed several books on “OPEC in a shale oil world : where to next ?”; “The Rentier Theory Revisited”; and “The Political Economy of Social Capital” .

Dr Ramady has held senior level positions for more than 28 years in banking, finance and investment, as a Vice President with Citibank where he was posted in Europe and the Middle East and seconded to the Saudi American Bank as well as with First City Texas Bank, Qatar National Bank, and Qatar International Islamic Bank. Dr Ramady obtained his BA and PhD in Economics, at the University of Leicester, UK, a Postgraduate Masters Degree in Economic Development, University of Glasgow, UK. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, UK .


Libya: Deal reached between rival factions on reshaping Presidential Council

Saturday, 29 September 2018

Libya parliament member Saleh Afhima told Al Arabiya English that an agreement has been reached ......

Will there be another Scottish independence referendum?

Friday, 22 June 2018

Azeem Ibrahim is Senior Fellow at the Centre for Global Policy and Adj Research Professor at the Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College. He completed his PhD from the University of Cambridge and served as an International Security Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and a World Fellow at Yale. Over the years he has met and advised numerous world leaders on policy development and was ranked as a Top 100 Global Thinker by the European Social Think Tank in 2010 and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He tweets @AzeemIbrahim


The Kurdish dream is now closer to reality

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Adnan Hussein is the executive editor-in-chief of Al-Mada newspaper and head of the National Union of Iraqi journalists. Previously, he has held the position of Managing Editor in Asharq al-Awsat newspaper. He tweets under the handle @adnanhussein


Will Catalonians, Scots and Kurds experiments ring alarm bells to all nations?

Thursday, 02 November 2017

Eyad Abu Shakra (also written as Ayad Abou-Chakra) began his media career in 1973 with Annahar newspaper in Lebanon. He joined Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper in the UK in 1979, occupying several positions including: Senior Editor, Managing Editor, and Head of Research Unit, as well as being a regular columnist. He has several published works, including books, chapters in edited books, and specialized articles, in addition to frequent regular TV and radio appearances. Eyad tweets @eyad1949


Catalonia and Iraqi Kurdistan: A time of disenchantment

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Christian Chesnot is grand reporter at Radio France in Paris in charge of the Middle East affairs. He has been based as correspondent in Cairo and Amman. He has written several books on Palestine, Iraq, Syria and the Gulf. Chesnot tweets @cchesnot.


Referendums: The dangers of direct democracy

Monday, 23 October 2017

Dr. Adil Rasheed is Research Fellow at the Institute for Defence and Strategic Analyses (IDSA) based in New Delhi since August 2016. For over 20 years, he has been a journalist, researcher, political commentator for various international think tanks and media organizations, both in the United Arab Emirates and India. He was Senior Research Fellow at the United Services Institution of India (USI) for two years from 2014 to 2016, where he still holds the honorary title of Distinguished Fellow. He has also worked at the Abu Dhabi-based think tank The Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR) for eight years (2006-14).


Was it the Kurds who brought foreigners to Iraq?

Monday, 16 October 2017

Saudi journalist Mashari Althaydi presents Al Arabiya News Channel’s “views on the news” daily show “Maraya.” He has previously held the position of a managing senior editor for Saudi Arabia & Gulf region at pan-Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat. Althaydi has published several papers on political Islam and social history of Saudi Arabia. He appears as a guest on several radio and television programs to discuss the ideologies of extremist groups and terrorists. He tweets under @MAlthaydy


Arab League Secretary General says no to a Kurdish state

Friday, 06 October 2017

The Arab League has taken a clear position on the Kurdish call for independence. “Today the ......

Catalan referendum and its implications for the EU

Tuesday, 03 October 2017

The democratic and humane values of the European Union (EU) are being put to test and may even ......

From Barcelona to Erbil, failure of coexistence

Tuesday, 03 October 2017

Ghassan Charbel is the Editor-in-Chief of London-based Al Sharq al-Awsat newspaper. Ghassan's Twitter handle is @GhasanCharbel.