During his trial, one of Rabbani's arguments for not handing over sensitive materials to UK authorities was that he was afraid it would be shared further. This is a worry that should concern all of us

Douglas Weeks

King and son need to improve their image, so they use time-tested, go-to strategy of authoritarian regimes: Co-opt women

Madawi Al-Rasheed

The Arab world sees severe consequences within Syria if the Assad regime doesn’t compromise with the PYD

Kareem Chehayeb

The most important question is whether, by throwing out a one-state scarecrow in his speech, the Palestinian president will have generated enough pressure to restore the two-state project?

Awni Almashni

There is no doubt that most Kurds want independence, but what kind? If you build a state where democratic principles are easily undermined, you end up with a dictatorship. Our struggles may just be beginning

Dr Choman Hardi

As the UN Human Rights Council looks once again at launching an independent inquiry into war crimes in Yemen, I have one thing to say to the organisations pushing for it: good luck

Afrah Nasser

Egypt's refusal this week to allow a funeral for former Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammad Mahdi Akef reveals a regime that understands its hold on power is precarious

Wael Haddara

A new study finds that American children are being indoctrinated by skewed accounts of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and Islam. But if sharing verifiable facts and non-Western points of view is skewed, teach on

Belen Fernandez

With the state of rot inside the beltway, it's no wonder that a young Saudi ex-fighter pilot with no diplomatic experience can glide into the unstable world of Trump’s Washington and cause scarcely a ripple of concern

Bill Law

I spent 18 days in Egypt this summer, talking to everyone - the poor and the rich, those against Sisi and those praising him. But it was the cactus pear merchant who showed me what I really needed to see

Amr Khalifa