We did it!
28 November 2013
Once again, the UAE celebrates another historical first. Dubai has beaten back bids from three contenders – Ekaterinburg, Russia; Izmir, Turkey and Sao Paulo, Brazil – to host Expo 2020, the greatest World Fair on...
Al Qaeda's continued existence is unexplained
27 October 2013
The so-called War on Terror, launched 12 years ago in response to 9/11 attacks, has turned out to be as ineffective as the War on Drugs. Despite billions of dollars being poured into eradicating the terrorist disease...
America's dalliance with Iran alienates Middle East allies
24 October 2013
America’s closest regional allies are reeling from a series of shocks undermining their national security and interests, delivered by the Obama administration. Reports in the mainstream media indicate Saudi Arabia may...
Is the US plotting regional mayhem?
09 October 2013
Something’s cooking in the White House and the aroma drifting towards Saudi Arabia, Gulf States and Egypt is far from pleasant. America is one of our closest Western allies, or so we’re meant to believe. Recent...
US looks like a toothless tiger beyond its prime
07 October 2013
The unthinkable has happened. Just when the struggling US economy was regaining its health with a positive knock-on effect for world markets, the federal government irresponsibly shuts shop over a budget wrangle.
America is blind to the big picture on Syria
16 September 2013
President Barack Obama has lost the plot on Syria to the extent his critics wonder whether he had one in the first place. If you’ve been following this saga as closely as I have since his ‘red lines’ commitment a year...
Erdogan pours oil on troubled Nile waters
31 July 2013
The army’s overthrow of the failed former Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi, in order to rescue Egypt from the spectre of civil war, has stripped the Turkish Prime Minister of his moderate mask. In September 2011,...
America! Don't dim your inspirational light
16 July 2013
This is a message to America, whose people I consider to be amongst the most enlightened on earth. It comes at a moment in history when anti-Americanism is on the rise in the Middle East, triggered by your government’s...
Lebanon's Sunnis must refuse marginalisation
04 July 2013
Lebanese politicians invariably cite “Sunni moderation” when they characterise Sunnis, who make up 28 per cent of the country’s population, in terms of their political stances, societal behaviour and their responsible...
World powers can't be trusted to save Syria
24 June 2013
Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron looked like a cat with a bowl of cream as leaders of the world’s richest countries, attending the recent G8 summit held in Northern Ireland, queued to sign a communiqué on the...
Tehran's new face on same old murky policies
19 June 2013
If anyone seriously believes that Iran’s President-elect Hassan Rouhani will be empowered to make a difference, they’re dreaming. The media refers to this conservative Khomeini loyalist cleric as a reformist or a...
GCC must act decisively to halt Iran’s ambitions
12 June 2013
“If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor,” said Albert Einstein. So get ready for some straight talking on what I believe is the greatest threat our region currently faces. I’m not a man who...
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America! Don't dim your inspirational light
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Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor Publications
This is the official website for UAE businessman Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor. You will find candid articles written by the outspoken entrepreneur and philanthropist on topics that matter most to the region. Al Habtoor voices his hopes and concerns for key issues impacting the world – including realistic solutions for a peaceful co-existence in some of the most troubled regions. He also provides sound advice to world leaders to help make the world a better place.
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