Columns

Saudi and Israel are once again painting Iran as an existential threat to draw the US back to the region. But is that really in America's interests?

Trita Parsi

If Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi offered the US president advice, man to man, what would he say? Amr Khalifa finds out in this satire

Amr Khalifa

The reconciliation law will let those involved in corruption off the hook and pave the way to entrench a culture of impunity in Tunisia

Amna Guellali

Remember Bush and the move towards war on Iraq? After Trump's visit to the region, we should beware of a drive towards yet another war

Jonathan Steele

Trying to secede right now is like trying to build a house in a hurricane - and ultimately, it's doubtful the Gulf countries will let it happen

Afrah Nasser

In the years Bowen has been ‘our man’, how is it that we still talk about the ‘Middle East’? Whose ‘Middle’ or ‘East’ is it? As with him, it is not ‘ours’

Arzu Merali

It is entirely likely that Trump will adopt the same regional policies as Obama with just a bit of more rhetoric to distract from that fact

Basheer Nafi

Had Trump visited Israel directly after he was elected, he would have received a hero's welcome. Now he is viewed with suspicion and may well disrupt the status quo that Netanyahu so painstakingly built

Meron Rapoport

If southern Yemenis aligned with the UAE continue to challenge their president's authority, the Saudi-Emirati alliance will be the first casualty

Omair Anas

In Morocco's long-neglected Rif region, only comprehensive government reforms will quell protests that could easily grow into wider turmoil

Mohammed Masbah