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Barack’s Band-Aid

US President Barack Obama’s visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia comes at a crucial moment for one of the …

Sweet-Talking in Tehran

This week’s visit to Tehran by the Qatari foreign minister might turn out to be significant. That, at least, is …

Pearls of Wisdom

A large, seventeenth-century painting of a French noblewoman decorates the entrance of the London Victoria and Albert Museum’s latest exhibition. …

Shifting Sands under Qatari Gas

Among the array of financial suits European utilities have brought against major gas exporters in the courts, the pricing dispute …

Arab Facebook Tribunal

The media scene was monolithic under Tunisia’s old government, while the public arena was characterized by the absence of politics. …

Confronting the Gas Revolution

Prepare for the Shale gas boom. Today the phrase is plastered across the world’s leading newspapers with much dramatic effect. …