Columns

With mainstream media that promotes Islamophobia and politicians rewarded for anti-Muslim stances, it is not difficult to understand why Westerners are becoming radicalised and carrying out acts of terror against Muslims

CJ Werleman

Rather than admit their methods haven't worked, pundits and scholars - often participants in unsuccessful peace talks themselves - push tired approaches that only keep Palestinians occupied

Ben White

With politicians who play nothing but lip service to the Palestinian cause, an economic elite that exploits them for cheap labour and corrupt leadership in refugee camps, Palestinians in Lebanon have been hung out to dry

Kareem Chehayeb

The Qatar-Gulf rift isn't about fabricated statements or a hacked website, but a battle to control regional order after the Arab uprisings. But will the Gulf destroy itself in the process?

Basheer Nafi

Some in Washington hope the US can cut off Iran’s regional influence in eastern Syria, but that’s a recipe for endless war

Julien Barnes-Dacey

Whispers abound about power grabs, comebacks and plots in the Saudi royal family. If they happen, they will have serious repercussions beyond the kingdom

Madawi Al-Rasheed

Last week’s terrorist attacks in Tehran dramatically highlighted the IS threat to Iran. But more worrying for Iran is a renewed offensive by the CIA

Mahan Abedin

With intensified electricity cuts, its biggest aid donor under pressure and many saying another Israeli offensive is imminent, the siege in Gaza has never been worse

Haidar Eid

Why did Sisi insist on taking such a political risk when he is so weakened domestically by security and economic failures?

Amr Khalifa

British diplomats pressed for Aung San Suu Kyi's release from house arrest. What about medical attention for Mohamed Morsi?

Peter Oborne