Qatar feud risks Gulf instability

On the surface, the tiny Persian Gulf nation of Qatar has much in common with Saudi Arabia and the other monarchies of the Arabian peninsula....

Turkey’s dying democracy

Fifteen years ago, Turkey was the great democratic beacon of the Islamic world. Back then Turkey’s current President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was...

Gay rights in the Arab world

One of the hardest regions of the globe to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender is the Arab world. In Saudi Arabia and Yemen, the punishment...