Beyond borders: Rise of the global citizen (Marco Gantenbein, Al Arabiya)

When the first modern citizenship-by-investment programs were developed in the mid-1980s and early 1990s, the investment migration industry was largely unformed, unknown, and unregulated.

Europe and immigration (Hazem Saghieh, Al Arabiya)

The EU summit that was recently held in Brussels, which mainly discussed immigration and asylum, is considered to be one of Europe’s most complex and difficult summits. It was not only difficult to organize as it’s equally difficult to implement its decisions, which observers described as extremely vague.

Challenging times for the Iranian regime (Michael Flanagan, Al Arabiya)

Last month, I attended a convention of the Coalition of Iranian Opposition Groups (CIOG) at George Washington University. This was an assemblage of the top exiled groups from Iran.

The Daraa battle that has no horizon (Khairallah Khairallah, Al Arabiya)

Syria’s Daraa battle proved that there is a deep agreement between Russia, Israel and the US regarding South Syria. This agreement has allowed troops affiliated with Iran to participate in the battle that aims to reach the Jordanian borders and reopen the Nasib border crossing. They managed to participate by dressing Iranian Revolutionary Guard members and other members of Lebanese and Iraqi militias the military uniform of the Syrian army, which now lacks human resources.

How China built strategic alliances with Iran and Turkey (Shehab Al-Makahleh, Al Arabiya)

Thanks to war in Syria, which turned Turkey from the state of rivalry to Iran to be a friend not only to Tehran and Beijing but also to Moscow, playing a pivotal Middle Eastern role.

FIFA World Cup: Honor of the game vs politics of the day (Walid Jawad, Al Arabiya)

Which team do you cheer for when your national team isn’t a contender in the FIFA World Cup? Each game is different, yet I find myself excited for Samba dancing on the pitch.

Abadi left with no excuse for not arresting the corrupt (Adnan Hussein, Al Arabiya)

Prime Minister of Iraq Haider al-Abadi has no excuse for ignoring the implementation of judicial orders to summon and arrest members of parliament whose term ended last week and other senior state officials whom lawsuits pertaining to administrative and financial corruption as well as terrorism have been filed against.

The priorities of the new Saudi Arabia (Turki Aldakhil, Al Arabiya)

It has been almost three and a half years since King Salman was crowned a ruler of Saudi Arabia. This is a little less than the custom presidential term of leaders of democratic western countries. However, his reign was marked with deep and influential economic and political reforms and transformations. The effectiveness and impact of these reforms have surpassed Saudi Arabia and the region, and exceeded plenty of political experiences in the world.

Arab coalition and the Houthis’ maneuver (Khairallah Khairallah, Al Arabiya)

The delay in restoring the Hodeidah Port comes within the context of a clear plan that aims to achieve the goals without inflicting heavy losses on civilians. The fact that Hodeidah is not just a port but a large city whose population is around 800,000 cannot simply be ignored.