The states of the Gulf Cooperation Council have exploited the underlying threats of the virus to bolster their own survival strategies.
Visitors to Dubai are drawn to its carefully created and recreated urban precincts, but placemaking in this city helps sugercoat the reality of autocratic rule.
Saudi Arabia portrays itself as a leading supporter of humanitarian aid, especially to the Palestinians, but the country's leadership has an ambivalent strategy towards the Israel-Palestine conflict.
Governments have started to see automation as the key to brighter urban futures. But what will this look like?
Teachers make a significant difference to their students’ lives – sometimes against all odds – and they deserve to be celebrated.
Excessive indulgence is the city’s unifying theme. It’s also a way to end your life. Just ask Stephen Paddock.
The UK foreign secretary has been talking up the merits of clearing away bodies to build a new Dubai on the Libyan Med.
The digital economy in the US is already on the verge of stalling; failing to protect an open internet would further erode the United States’ digital competitiveness.
With 35 new inter-city routes shortlisted for testing, it's time to start taking hyperloop seriously.
A new modern art exhibition in Tehran is being promoted as a bracing act of cultural diplomacy. But we should look a little deeper.
It's a daunting technical challenge. But the key question is whether such engineering is socially acceptable.