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Francis Matthew Today Scotland votes and tomorrow we will know if the United Kingdom will survive or will have to change. The vote will be close and there is a real danger that the passion on both sides that have come to the fore in the last few weeks will merge into bitter recrimination and hatred. That...

Martin Wolf   Russia is both a tragedy and a menace. In an article in the Financial Times on Sunday (republished by Gulf News on Wednesday), Sergey Karaganov offered an arresting insight into the blend of self-pity and braggadocio currently at work in Moscow. It is as depressing as it is disturbing. Western policy makers seem to believe the Islamic State of Iraq and...

George S. Hishmeh It was gratifying to learn this week that 43 veterans of an elite and secretive Israeli intelligence unit of the Israeli military have gone on record declaring that they would no longer participate in surveillance activities against the Palestinians. The reason for this unprecedented action by the would-be whistle blowers has been their concern about...

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September 16, 2014

Russia sanctions: Policy of provocation? After more than 20 years of US investment in Ukrainian “democracy”, which, according to Victoria Nuland, a US assistant secretary of state, has cost US taxpayers more than $5bn (it may well be even more), Ukraine has found itself in the most serious crisis of its very short history as an independent state. Internal contradictions...

Muhammad Waqas   The nascent democracy of Pakistan treads on thin ice — the political scenario remains bleak and political parties continue to try to reach a common ground both inside and outside the Parliament. While political turbulence in the country has hogged all the limelight, it has distracted attention from real issues that directly affect the life of a...

Ibrahim al-Marashi US President Barack Obama’s announcement on September 11 of increased air strikes against Islamic State group targets in both Iraq and Syria has led to speculation about the length and success of this campaign. The debate has focused on whether air strikes can destroy the Islamic State group; the role of various European and regional allies, such...

Abdel Aziz Aluwaisheg Last Thursday (Sept.11), Jeddah hosted a key meeting to form a strategy to confront the terrorist group known as the Islamic State (IS) or the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). At the end of the meeting, the ministers representing the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and the United States declared their “shared...

Anusha Khawaja Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif have had whirlwind visits to the flood-affected areas not only to sympathize with the flood-victims but also to assure them of all the help in their rehabilitation, which no PM or CM did in the past. Indeed, they have vision, wisdom and courage, and see the intense conflict between dynamic...

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September 15, 2014

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    Peter Oborne More than two years have elapsed since British Prime Minister David Cameron gave the green light to the Scottish referendum. At the time, it did not seem that big a deal, either to the prime minister or to anyone else. It was generally assumed that only a minority of Scots would vote to end the Union. There is some evidence that Alex Salmond...

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