Qatar’s first-ever election unsettles its neighbors
Qatar's maiden Shura Council elections are being heavily scrutinized for their potential domestic and regional ramifications. While voter eligibility criteria has caused ripples within the country, some Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) neighbors fear the Qatari vote will widen demands for representative government among their own citizens.
Killing Kadhimi: The non-assassination and its dramatic fallout
The alleged assassination attempt on Iraq's PM has thrown his opponents a curve ball, and they're struggling. But this is Iraq, where things can still change at a moment's notice in the heated scramble to form a new government.
From democrat to dictator to diplomat: Western media’s shifting narratives on Erdogan
Over 20 years of Erdogan's rule, the western media narrative has shifted from calling him a 'reformer' to labelling him a 'dictator.' Now, with the Turkish president's unexpected electoral comeback, western media's tone has softened yet again.