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Abdel Aziz Aluwaisheg

Abdel Aziz Aluwaisheg is the GCC Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs & Negotiation, and a columnist for Arab News.

25 April 2019 02:32 PM

Scrutiny of US political system inspires awe once again

To be in Washington these days is to experience one of those epic periods when the American political system works to heal itself.

17 April 2019 12:14 AM

GCC and Iraq seizing historic opportunity to engage

Iraq’s Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi will this week visit Saudi Arabia — a sign of the growing relationship between the two countries and between the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) bloc and Iraq. During his visit to Riyadh, the prime minister is scheduled to meet GCC officials.

13 March 2019 11:04 AM

Why ISIS will continue to be a menace in Iraq and Syria

As ISIS fighters try to defend Baghouz, their last enclave in eastern Syria, it is important to heed the warnings of top military commanders that the fight against the terror group is not going to be over any time soon.

06 March 2019 12:12 PM

How the ICJ could resolve the Kashmir conflict

The world has averted an all-out war over Kashmir between India and Pakistan, but probably not for long, judging by the past. For a few days last week, it appeared as if the two nuclear nations were on a collision course.

14 February 2019 01:20 PM

Hezbollah should not be allowed to benefit from Venezuela crisis

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said last week that Hezbollah “has active cells” in Venezuela, adding that it and Iran are “impacting the people of Venezuela and throughout South America. We have an obligation to take down that risk for America.”

23 January 2019 10:48 AM

European disunity on Iran

Developments over the past few days have made it quite clear that Europe is divided over Iran in several ways.

16 January 2019 11:00 AM

Can US live up to Pompeo’s promises?

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s speech at the American University in Cairo last week was clearly meant as an antidote to Barack Obama’s regional policy, or lack thereof. Pompeo openly repudiated much of the previous administration’s initiatives, in particular those related to Iran.

09 January 2019 09:52 AM

How the UN can still save the Hodeidah deal

Hopes were raised at the Yemen talks in Sweden last month but, almost a month later, there is very little to sustain those hopes.

27 December 2018 08:42 AM

US troop withdrawal from Syria counterproductive

On Sunday, the Pentagon confirmed that the order to withdraw US troops from Syria had been signed. Last week’s announcement of President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw American forces.

20 December 2018 08:47 AM

The UN should move swiftly on Hodeidah to avert disaster

The handshake was the most visible result of the talks in Sweden on Yemen. To see Yemen’s Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Yamani and the Houthi representative shake hands was encouraging.

12 December 2018 08:30 AM

GCC’s remarkable commitment that could reflect new thinking

Riyadh hosted the 39th summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on Sunday.

14 November 2018 07:42 PM

Iraq must act quickly to halt re-emergence of ISIS

The recent incidents and the authoritative reports demonstrate that, unfortunately, ISIS’s days are not completely behind us; notwithstanding the real wins garnered by the coalition against the terrorist group.