Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi


A general view shows the Sursock Museum in Beirut, June 27, 2008. (photo by JOSEPH BARRAK/AFP/Getty Images)

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Beirut re-brushed

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.

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Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi is a commentator on Arab affairs. On Twitter: @SultanAlQassemi

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