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Beware Iran’s dangerous Middle East creep
I do not wish to sound alarmist but after piecing the puzzle together I cannot escape the conclusion that Tehran’s mid-to-long term strategy is not only aimed at dominating the region but also...
Iran’s declaration of war must not go unanswered
The pretence has ended. The gloves are off. Iran’s Minister of Defence, Brigadier General Hossein Dehgan, has openly threatened to destroy the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the exception of Mecca and...
The Next U.S. Presidency and U.S.-Arab Relations: Probabilities,...
Speech by Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor at the 25th Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference ‘The Next U.S. Presidency and U.S.-Arab Relations: Probabilities, Possibilities, Potential Pitfalls’
Western powers shamefully kowtow to Iran
Iran’s treasury is overflowing. President Hassan Rouhani, touring European capitals on a shopping spree, is being treated like royalty. Italy was so keen not to offend the sensitivities of their...
Obama’s historical mistake has dire repercussions
The deed has been done. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has confirmed Iran’s compliance with its obligations under the nuclear deal, the key to the lifting of anti-Iranian sanctions.
Iran’s open aggression demands a harsh response
The gloves are off. Not content with boasting that it controls certain Arab capitals and using militias to destabilise others, the Islamic Republic of Iran has passed the point of no return by...
Saudi and the UAE, the ‘Shield of the Gulf’
Our region is war-torn and fractured. We are facing multiple threats of multiple kinds. This is the most dangerous era I have ever lived through, surpassing the 1991 Gulf War when we came together...
Call for Action
I would like to start by thanking the National Council on US-Arab Relations, led by Dr John Duke Anthony – Founding President and CEO, for inviting me to speak at the ‘24th Annual Arab-US...
Corbyn’s anti-Arab agenda
When I heard Prime Minister David Cameron’s reaction to the new leader of the Labour Party, I dismissed it as a scaremongering tactic designed to undermine his rival.
Europe’s unseemly haste to embrace Tehran
The ink hardly dried on the Iran nuclear deal before European countries were racing to seal trade deals and reopen embassies. The mullahs have gone from zero to hero in the blink of an eye....
Relying on the US for security is a mistake
At a passing glance, President Barack Obama’s meetings with the leaders of the Arab Gulf States have borne fruit in terms of furthering mutual respect and as a building block to closer cooperation....
Nasrallah opens his Iranian playbook
During his recent visit to Lebanon to hold talks with government officials, the US Deputy Secretary-of-State Antony Blinken found Hezbollah’s policies perplexing. “If I am Lebanese and I want my...
Obama’s flirtation with Iran raises suspicions
Evidence is mounting that the Obama White House cannot be trusted to preserve the interests of Gulf States or their Arab allies. Were an Arab country perceived to be hostile to the US or the...
Arab Ahwaz must be liberated from Iran
Whenever the Arab World is discussed, forgotten are the five million Arabs struggling to survive under the Persian yoke in an Arab region bordering Iraq and the Arabian Gulf, rich with oil and gas....
Arab paralysis oils Iran’s regional domination
For many years, I’ve appealed to the Arab World, in particular, Gulf leaderships, to rescue both Iraq and Yemen from falling into Iranian hands. Today, like Syria and Lebanon, those once proud Arab...
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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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