Richard Schmierer, Chairman of the Board of the Middle East Policy Council and former U.S. Ambassador to Oman, was recently interviewed by the Miami Herald on the recent transfer of 10 Yemeni prisoners to Oman from the controversial Guantanamo Bay prison. Amb.
In the days since the successful conclusion of the negotiations between the P-5+1 and Iran on the Iranian nuclear issue much of the commentary on (and criticism of) the deal has focused on Iran and the nature of the Iranian regime – its behavior, its intentions, its trustworthiness (or lack there
Miriam Cooke begins with a contrast between the "bleak and colorless" Dubai of her first visit in 1973 and a metropolis of "fantasy architecture" that she encountered in 2008.
In the aftermath of the Arab Awakening of 2011-12, the relatively stable Gulf Arab principalities have attracted much attention among policy makers and scholars.
Sulaiman Al-Farsi's motivation for writing this book may have been "the need for the Omani people to realize an effective political model… best suited to the Sultanate in the era of the post-rentier state" (p.