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Mr. Mohammed Al Asaadi is the former editor-in-chief of the Yemen Observer. He recently got back to his country after participating in a leadership and democracy program at Syracuse University. In this opinion piece he offers a critical analysis of democracy in the Middle East, and all that it entails, from elections to freedom of speech.
Ambassador Ortwin Hennig is Vice President and Head of the Conflict Prevention Program for the EastWest Institute. Mr. Neville Bugwadia is Vice President for Public Affairs and Communications at the EastWest Institute. In this article, they discuss the new East West equation, with special focus on India and the more prominent international role the country plays as it ushers in its sixth decade of independence.
Dr. Fatima Saeed Al Shamsi is the dynamic Secretary General of UAE University, Al Ain and is an integral part of the university’s overall administration. Previously she was the Dean of the Business and Economics department at the university. In this interview, Dr. Al Shamsi discusses business, entrepreneurship and the important role Arab women play in the economy.
Dr. Saif Al-Ghais is a biologist and professor at UAE University, Al Ain. He is also the Executive Director of the Environmental Protection & Development Authority of Ras Al Khaima. In this interview Dr. Al-Ghais shares his views on a wide range of topics, from the importance of heavy investment and funding in science and technology to student exchanges to political reform and the importance of the Middle East in the world political arena.
Dr. Mustafa Alani is the Senior Advisor and Program Director of the Security and Terrorism Department at the Gulf Research Center. His area of expertise extends to all nine GCC states including Yemen, Iraq and Iran. In this exchange, Dr. Alani candidly speaks about Iraq, local infighting and the tenuous internal political dynamic of the whole region.
Dr. Hamad Bin Seray is a history professor at the Culture & Heritage Division at UAE University, Al Ain. He studies and teaches ancient history as well as archeology within the Gulf region. In this exchange, he discusses the Golden Age of Islamic civilization and the lessons inherent in the study of local history while the region strives to pave the way for a peaceful future.
is the Foreign Minister of Sweden, with long experience in Swedish politics and multilateral diplomacy. In this recent speech delivered at Chatham House, he emphasised the need to make Europe inclusive, and how an inclusive Europe can help create a peaceful world in the next half century. We are carrying his thoughts on the forum after a special arrangement with his office.
is a professor of political sciences at Ghent University. At the Centre for Third World Studies he coordinates the Middle East and North Africa Research Group (MENARG) and leads the Centre for Islam in Europe (CIE). In this piece, he explores how Islamist movements are the consequence of undigested modernity and the need to come to terms with our political blind spots in dealing with complex West Islam issues.