The Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates in Bucharest: “With Hodeidah port restored, chances for a political solution are increasing”

The Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates in Bucharest: “With Hodeidah port restored, chances for a political solution are increasing”

The Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates in Bucharest: “With Hodeidah port restored, chances for a political solution are increasing”   by Marcela GANEA   On 13 June, the “Golden Victory” operation began in Yemen after the deadline set by the United Arab Emirates for the Houthis to release Hodeidah port under their control expired. […]

The Qatari hostages’ affair may have affected the relations among the Gulf countries

The Qatari hostages’ affair may have affected the relations among the Gulf countries

  At the end of April, The Washington Post was writing in detail about the mechanism by which the 25 Qatari hostages, including 9 members of the royal family, kidnapped by gunmen in a desert area in Iraq near the Saudi border in December 2015 during a hunting trip, were released after 17 months, in […]

Sharjah brings together global leaders and communication experts

Sharjah brings together global leaders and communication experts

Effective government communication plays a role in sustainable development The Emirate of Sharjah reminds us that governmental communication mechanisms are part of good geopolitical relations and a first step to solve mankind’s major current problems, collectively denominated as Sustainable Development Goals by the UN: zero hunger, good health and well-being, quality education, gender equality, clean […]

Chances to curb terrorism through intelligence exchange – a case of thwarted Al Qaeda attack by Yemen authorities

Chances to curb terrorism through intelligence exchange – a case of thwarted Al Qaeda attack by Yemen authorities

What experts on terrorism said on 2nd June during the conference on terrorism in Bucharest turns out to be true: cooperation among states and efficient exchange of intelligence can curb terrorism. On the same day of 2nd June 2016, general Faraj Salmin, commander of Yemen’s Second Military Zone in the east of Yemen, made public […]

The emergence and evolution of the jihad offers answers to the emergence of radical Islamism – Part II

The emergence and evolution of the jihad offers answers to the emergence of radical Islamism – Part II

During his lifetime, the Prophet Muhammad left a number of basic ideas regarding the concept of “jihad”, although he never quite detailed the subject as much as some Muslim scholars and jurists have done after his death. Thus, in the terms of the Prophet Muhammad there were only two types of jihad:   The Major […]

The emergence and evolution of the jihad offers answers to the emergence of radical Islamism – Part I

The emergence and evolution of the jihad offers answers to the emergence of radical Islamism – Part I

We see waves of radical Islamic groups, from Al-Qaeda to Islamic State (ISIS), invoking the name of Allah and the Prophet Muhammad to justify their actions. We see Saudi Arabia punishing acts of freedom of speech with life imprisonment or even with capital punishment and we see the Saudis still forcing their women to wear […]

Kemalism, a possible solution to a more peaceful Middle East

Kemalism, a possible solution to a more peaceful Middle East

The end of the first Word War defined another geopolitical route for Turkey and forced by its own security needs – not by foreign compulsion – it integrated a set of Western ideas dubbed “The six arrows” – “republicanism, populism, nationalism, secularism, statism” and “reformism- within the set of traditional values that had been in […]

Iran and Saudi’s nuclear dilemma

Iran and Saudi’s nuclear dilemma

Even the majority of the Arabian states greeted the Geneva Accord, behind the curtains, they are distrustful of the real intentions of Teheran. Far, the most visible attitude on this line is the Saudi Arabia`s who sees Iran like the main rival in Persian Gulf region. Beyond the geopolitical interests and the Persian-Arabian or Sunni-Shiite […]