Columns

Since his re-election, opponents have put intense pressure on Hassan Rouhani, but it is designed to highlight the boundaries of his second term, not set the stage to push him out

Mahan Abedin

As prospects for a rapprochement with Riyadh fade, Iran might decide that it has nothing to lose by opening a new front of confrontation in the regional proxy war with Saudi Arabia

Aniseh Bassiri Tabrizi

The cold war between Russia and Turkey is well and truly over as they prepare to enforce a de-escalation zone in Idlib

Neil Hauer

Less than a year into his role, Pakistan's new army chief, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, sets a fresh course for the country's defence diplomacy in the Middle East

Kamal Alam

It may appear that the Gulf rift has sparked a new regional order as countries have lined up with or against Qatar. But don't be surprised if today's alliances shift just as quickly

Eduard Soler i Lecha

Rather than endless elite-level discussions in Geneva or more alarming reports, those seeking to understand and improve the situation in Yemen should focus on local dynamics

Baraa Shiban

The American justice system should provide recourse for the families of civilians killed or injured by US drone strikes. A recent case in a US federal appeals court failed this test

Hannah Porter

When Kemal Kilicdaroglu reaches Istanbul, will his 250-mile protest march prove to be a significant act of activism or will it fall by the wayside?

Simon A Waldman

To Ahwazis, the discovery of oil and other resources has been a scourge that has resulted in the occupation and environmental degradation of their ancestral lands

Yasser Assadi

Many have speculated that one cause behind the Gulf crisis is Qatari support for the Muslim Brotherhood, but the history of the organisation in the countries behind the rift complicates this narrative

Courtney Freer