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Adel Soliman


Comment: Arab soldiers don't know what they are fighting for, which has led to a disastrous rout on the battlefields of Yemen and Iraq, says Adel Soliman.

29 May, 2015

Comment: The lumbering militaries of the Arab world are not suited to fighting irregular wars with nebulous enemies. We need something else, says Adel Soliman.

17 April, 2015

Comment: Dreams of political hegemony under Zaydi leadership, revived by the Houthis, have collided with regional geopolitics.

02 April, 2015

Comment: No longer are Arabs fighting Israel, instead they are killing each other.

24 February, 2015

In 1916, Hussein bin Ali began a futile quest to destroy the Ottomans and create an Arab caliphate. Nearly a century on and the "Islamic State" exists. It is not what anyone dreamed of.

08 January, 2015

In modern history, three events have marked Egypt's transition to the revolutionary age, and the vigour that gripped the country during the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak endures.

23 October, 2014