Perspectives

Perspectives are opinion pieces published on a variety of platforms. Op-eds are one of the best ways to bring particular opinions and angles to relevant news issues.

Putin has announced that he will contest the 2018 presidential election. In Russia today, Putin is in the house, and the house always wins.

The aura of invincibility around Merkel has been shattered. Can she bring together a workable coalition to stop Germany from falling deeper into crisis?

Child refugees fleeing war, abuse and poverty face significant challenges upon their arrival in European countries

Mohammad bin Salman's rise to power, and his adventurist leadership is dangerously escalating the Saudi-Iran battle for hegemony in the Middle East.

Somalis have always struggled against occupying forces, but this time there is another enemy for them, al-Shabaab, which perpetrates deadly attacks across the country

A new manual for the Gulf is emerging as the stalemate between the Saudi-led bloc and Qatar pushes countries in the region to form new alliances.

Turkey's engagement policy in Africa is effective and fruitful, paving the way for a new era in bilateral relations between Africa and Turkey

If Kuwait and other mediating countries cannot make a breakthrough soon its unclear how the summit can even take place. What is clear is that it will take a long time for the people and the governments of the Gulf to trust each other again.