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Obama Faces Difficulty in Helping the Arabs

April 16, 2011 // Al Jazeera - Qatar - Arabic

The efforts of the Obama administration to grant funding to the Arab countries experiencing the travails of democracy hit a snag after Congress, which is concentrating on more necessary expenses like balancing the national debt, blocked the grant. The American administration is exploring its options, especially the [Read more]

U.S. Budget Dilemma

April 8, 2011 // Al-Jazeera - Qatar

Republican leaders say they want $39 billion cut from the budget, Democrats say $38 billion. Some ideological differences remain, meaning federal workers went home on Friday afternoon not knowing whether they'll come back to work on Monday.

Making Sense of the Tragedy in Mazar-i Sharif

April 8, 2011 // Al-Jazeera - Qatar

Why had so many Afghans in this anti-Taliban stronghold turned against the UN, a symbol of solidarity with the Afghan people, and why had they reportedly demonstrated with the slogans "Death to America" and "Death to Israel"?

China Must Allow the Renminbi to Float Freely

April 8, 2011 // The Gulf Times - Qatar

We do not know what the People’s Bank of China (PBOC, the central bank) is doing at the moment in the bond market. What we do know is that China should have begun exiting gradually from US government securities long ago.
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