Columns

Trump's Jerusalem decision has the potential to derail efforts to present Iran as the main problem of the Middle East and put Saudi Arabia's friendship with Israel in the spotlight

Shahir Shahidsaless

Moscow will be in a tight spot trying to maintain the status quo without being perceived as a dishonest partner which favours one party over the other

Alexey Khlebnikov

The US president's performance on 6 December was nothing but an American tragedy or surrender

Taha Ozhan

The crackdown on rights and freedoms in the country under the name of maintaining stability has to come to an end

Khadidja Nemar

The US president's decision on recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital is a natural byproduct of decades of US posturing

Mohamad Elmasry

Palestinians don't need another deal, they need justice, freedom and equality

Jamal Juma

Iran's role as a Middle Eastern powerbroker is now beyond dispute, and British foreign secretary should use meeting with charismatic counterpart to reset relations

Peter Oborne