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For Adam Schreck's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Dubai Marina challenges Middle East preconceptions

Jul 4, 2015

Dubai Marina challenges Middle East preconceptions

First-time visitors are often surprised to discover that beyond Dubai’s atmospheric creekside bazaars and rows of skyscrapers leading up to tallest-of-them-all Burj Khalifa lies yet another dense cluster of ultra-high architecture shimmering like a mirage in the distance. That waterfront city within a city, ...

Challenges on multiple fronts likely to test new Saudi king

Jan 25, 2015

Challenges on multiple fronts likely to test new Saudi king

Saudi Arabia’s new monarch inherits the throne at a moment when the oil-rich kingdom is being buffeted by a plunge in the value of its most valuable commodity, growing challenges by activists at home and deepening turmoil on its borders that stands to benefit ...

A look at the dangers posed by the Islamic State group

Sep 7, 2014

A look at the dangers posed by the Islamic State group

The Islamic State, which has taken over large parts of Syria and Iraq and declared a self-styled caliphate, poses one of the most significant threats to stability in the Middle East in years. But what are the immediate dangers? Here are some questions and ...

Iraq turns to Sunni tribes for help fighting Anbar militants

| Feb 14, 2014

Iraq turns to Sunni tribes for help fighting Anbar militants

Iraqi officials have begun recruiting thousands of Sunni fighters on the government payroll, supplying weapons to other volunteer tribal fighters and pledging millions of dollars in aid to restive Anbar province as they try to beat back extremist Sunni jihadi militants. The militants are ...