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by | Nov 21, 2022

You may not be much of a soccer fan, and, if not, you might not know that after agreeing with that sport’s world governing body, FIFA, to allow beer sales around the stadium at this year’s World Cup as part…

by | Nov 20, 2022

The latest outrage from Qatar, site of the 2022 World Cup, is not that beers will set you back $14 a pop. Which is outrageous indeed, even for a tall boy. Or that sales thereof may be limited to four…

by | Nov 19, 2022

The main raison d’être of soccer is that it is an excuse to drink beer. The most widespread song in Spanish-speaking stadiums goes something like “we’ve come to get drunk/and we don’t care who wins.” As a soccer fan, that…

by | Nov 18, 2022

Qatar is holding the World Cup, the true “super bowl” of international sports. What the world calls “football” is actually played mostly with the feet and attracts a rapt audience almost everywhere on earth except in the U.S. For many…

by | Aug 16, 2021

Friday marked the first anniversary since Israel and the United Arab Emirates issued a joint statement supporting normalized relations in the Abraham Accords. Since then, the Trump administration brokered three more normalization accords between Israel and Bahrain, Morocco, and Sudan….

by | Jan 10, 2021

The Trump administration, with the help of Kuwait, has helped to broker a preliminary reconciliation agreement between Qatar and the other five members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). The GCC is made up of six nations: two that have…

by | Nov 25, 2020

The Trump administration continues to score victories in Middle East diplomacy. This weekend, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Neom, Saudi Arabia, as part of the secretary’s recent tour of several countries…

by | Sep 21, 2020

Last week, Bahrain joined the UAE in normalizing relations with Israel in a formal signing ceremony on the White House lawn. Honduras vouched to move its embassy to Jerusalem by the end of this year. This will make Honduras the…

by | Nov 21, 2019

No matter how much political ideologies may differ, many face a familiar division over tactics. Is it better to be a loud radical demanding bold change from the outside? Or should one aspire to be a quiet pragmatist working diligently…

by | May 25, 2019

Tanker ships and the strategic pipeline of Aramco, the world’s largest oil company, suffered terrorist attacks last week. Aramco has the monopoly on all Saudi Arabian oil production and is wholly owned by the Saudi government, the United States’ most powerful…

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