This once tolerant, secular, multi-confessional nation will soon become home to two of the world’s most violently fanatical statelets

Edward Dark

It may appear that the revolution of 2011 has come to a dead-end, but social activism in Egypt is a genie that is well and truly out of the bottle

Shahira Amin

The current Gaza-West Bank unity government and reconciliation agreement were designed and destined, like past ones, to end in failure

Ghada Ageel

As Europe struggles to find solutions to migrants fleeing war from North Africa and the Middle East, the original ‘boat people’ of Burma are being brutalised

Ramzy Baroud

A source in the Saudi royal family has told Middle East Eye that Riyadh and Doha are funding an al-Qaeda affiliate fighting in Syria

Gareth Porter

We need a transformation, and it needs to cut across the Muslim and Western worlds, together

Nafeez Ahmed

Everything begins with a fatwa on December 1992 stipulating that journalists, like the army, are enemies

Hassina Mechaï

Unless Baghdad promises political autonomy for Sunni regions in return for their support against ISIS, the collapse of Ramadi will be repeated

Victoria Fontan

Support for authoritarian and repressive regimes undermines regional and Western security and is a huge recruiting tool for ISIS

John L Esposito

Things are bad when a 1941 letter from Charles de Gaulle to the Syrian president is used to block a broken window at the Damascus Museum

Sami Moubayed