Maha El Dahan
For Maha El Dahan's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
A man walks past a pollution pod designed to mimic the air quality in New Delhi, during the COP28 summit in Dubai, on Dec 4.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Dec 15, 2023
How the world agreed to move away from fossil fuels at COP28
This year's climate conference marked the first time in history countries expressed a unified desire to end the oil age.
COP28 President Sultan al-Jaber addresses delegates during the Africa Climate Summit in Nairobi on Sept. 5.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Nov 23, 2023
Sultan al-Jaber: the UAE oil boss steering COP28
Climate funding has caused divisions between developed countries held largely responsible for global warming and poorer countries most vulnerable to it.
Japan Times
Dec 20, 2022
Ukraine cries foul as Russian-annexed Crimea showers Syria with wheat
The development comes as a sign of tightening economic ties between two allies shunned by the West.
Japan Times
Jul 17, 2022
Biden fails to secure major security and oil commitments at Arab summit
Saudi Arabia, Washington's most important Arab ally, poured cold water on U.S. hopes the summit could help lay the groundwork for a regional security alliance.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jun 13, 2022
Kurdish tensions stymie Iraqi region's gas export ambitions
The impasse could also undermine stability in Iraq's north, where ruling families have their own security forces.
Japan Times
Apr 13, 2022
Saudi Arabia leads OPEC decision to drop IEA data as U.S. ties fray
Riyadh and its allies have thus far ignored Western calls to increase output to try to lower oil prices of around $100 a barrel.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 15, 2021
Carlos Ghosn pledges lengthy fight to clear his name
The architect of the Renault-Nissan auto alliance has been fighting multiple probes since fleeing to Lebanon from Japan in late 2019.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves