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Tuesday, Mar. 3, 2015 | Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi, Contributor
Despite Lebanon's political and security challenges, Beirut is witnessing an upsurge in the art scene with established and new museums exhibiting Arab artworks.
Why should Qatar reconcile with Egypt?
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 | Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi, Contributor
To improve ties with its Gulf neighbors, Qatar should re-evaluate its ties with Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and restore its relations with the current Egyptian government.
Marwan's exhibition reminder of Syria's cultural destruction
Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 | Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi, Contributor
The Syrian-born artist Marwan Kassab-Bachi, known simply as Marwan, is preparing for his first solo exhibition in the Arabian Gulf, highlighting the endangered cultural history of his homeland.
Qatar's annus horribilis
Thursday, Jun. 26, 2014 | Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi, Contributor
Qatar has taken a sharp turn in fortune in the past year, going from influential regional power to almost complete isolation.
Gulf atheism in the age of social media
Monday, Mar. 3, 2014 | Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi, Contributor
The Arabian Peninsula is widely known for its strict observance of Islam, but a rising number of Gulf nationals are starting to distance themselves from religious practice.