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Kalthoum Kannou's presidential slogan, 'Yes we Kannou,' is a play with US President Barack Obama’s 2008 election campaign slogan 'Yes we can'

Christine Petre

Iran, the US and Israel all stand to gain from an agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme

Bryan R Gibson

With a salary of $150,000 a year, a generous pension plan, a diplomatic passport and a car - typically a Mercedes or a BMW - a new crop of unknowns is flocking to politics. The fresh blood, however, is unlikely to reboot the stalled system

Bill Law

Instead of spending money on elections that ring hollow, Bahrain would be better served if it managed to renegotiate a durable social contract and a political system based on inclusion

Toby Matthiesen

In typically delusional fashion, prominent New York Times columnist casts repressive emirate as a revolutionary force and model for the Arab world.

Belen Fernandez

The most violent, unpredictable players of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are the most likely to fill a power vacuum left by the hesitating Israeli PM

Dimi Reider