The Foreign Policy magazine asked its readers to vote for those they deemed most deserving of the highest honors — 500,000 public votes later, an interesting fact emerged: the top 10 was dominated by intellectuals of the Muslim faith. Read more »
Sultan on why the best thing for everybody everywhere is a high oil price.
It wasn’t all bad blood between the Arabs and the Jews; in fact, there were stories of heroism that have gone unreported and unnoticed in the Arab media. Read more »
In no other region of the world does the tired old cliché that “behind every great man is a great woman” hold more true than in the Middle East. And yet women have not always played a role only from behind the curtains that are their men but have also occasionally stepped up to share the burden and privilege of leading their people. Read more »
Everyone should be treated equally when dealing with corruption, says Sultan in this important article. Read more »
There are two kinds of ghost stocks in the Gulf: those that are actually listed but whose equity is so tightly controlled by a single family or two that they are rarely, if ever, traded; or those that are heavily traded but have a faint shadowy presence in real life. Why are companies that don’t trade listed? Read more »