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By Ali Kassay - Mar 19,2017
During the revolution against Libyan leader Muammar Qadhafi, a highly educated man assured me that the West conspired to instigate the uprising that toppled him because he was a genius, and this person quoted the commandant of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst at the time when
By Ali Kassay - Mar 12,2017
A sad fact of life in the Middle East is that, unlike Samuel T. Coleridge’s Ancient Mariner, we do not have water, water everywhere.
By Ali Kassay - Mar 05,2017
“You need to fill and sign this form, then go verify your signature at the bank, then the Ministry of Industry and Trade to certify that your firm’s affairs are in order, and the Income and Sales Tax Department to verify that you do not owe unpaid taxes, and then come back here t
By Ali Kassay - Feb 26,2017
Throughout human history, whenever a community would face a challenge beyond its ability to cope, two trends would develop: one seeking to revise the community’s systems and upgrade them in order to cope with the challenge; the other seeking a puritanical return to greater compli
By Ali Kassay - Feb 19,2017
When Rudyard Kipling wrote the “Ballad of East and West”, little did he imagine that his opening line “Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet” would become virtually the mantra of every xenophobe advocating isolationism and parochialism.As often happen
By Ali Kassay - Feb 12,2017
A couple of weeks ago, I was at the entrance of a parking lot having my car inspected and exchanging polite greetings with the guard, when a motorist came against the traffic to exit through the entrance, ignoring the multiplicity of signs advising him against doing so.I fel


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