Dr. Tarek Cherkaoui is the author of "The News Media at War: The Clash of Western and Arab Networks in the Middle East". Cherkaoui is an expert in the field of strategic communications.
The UAE's actions in Yemen will have the same effect their policies have had in the rest of the Arab world: spreading disorder.
The US and its allies have toppled numerous national governments since the Second World War, all while proclaiming the importance of democracy and the rule of law.
The switch to a presidential system has breathed new life into Turkey's democracy.
Saudi Arabia's public relations offensive after the Khashoggi killing has hardly dented the momentum of bad press for Saudi Arabia.
Representatives from the six Arab Gulf states are expected to attend the annual summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which will be held in Saudi Arabia on December 9.
The Saudi-UAE cold war with Iran has been a hot war for most of the Middle East. Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Yemen bare the brutal scars of outside powers competing for influence.
US policy is increasingly marred by erratic behaviour masquerading as well thought out policy and the Turkish political establishment can see through it.
On this day two years ago the Turkish people defied a coup attempt to preserve their democracy. In keeping with history, the vast majority of the Western press that constantly advocates for democracy aligned with undemocratic forces.
When it comes to covering Turkey much of the Western media are mainly focused on emotional and superficial reporting. The readers in the end lose out on informed and balanced information.
The birth of Al Jazeera sparked a massive disruption to the status quo in the Gulf and Arab world. The evolution of the network, and the ensuing media wars, gives valuable historical insight into the friction between Qatar and its Gulf rivals.
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