Saudi approval ratings are meaningless when critics are treated as traitors, terrorists and dissenters

Madawi Al-Rasheed

Participating in this election in any way, shape or form is not a display of political proactivity in a democratic process - it's a betrayal of the fundamental spirit of the January uprising

Rania Al Malky

The Saudi policy of building ties among Shia politicians has taken advantage of fissures within the Iraqi elite with the goal of undermining Iranian dominance in the country

Ibrahim Al-Marashi

The current socio-political environment in Egypt is repressive enough to produce even more tragedies

Omar Ashour

Attempts to shut down the BDS movement by claiming it is anti-Semitic are unfounded, and based on a worrying global campaign to criminalise criticism of Israel

Peter Speetjens

By the timing and the manner with which it handled Hariri's resignation, Saudi Arabia has overreached in Lebanon and its strategy has backfired

Basheer Nafi

Without a meaningful peace process in Syria backed by the West, a likely rebirth of IS could ultimately mean a greater terror threat to London, Paris, New York and Moscow

Hamish de Bretton-Gordon

The restoration of dialogue of any kind between two bitter enemies would be a remarkable turnaround

David Barchard

The Saudis and their partners in crime have rained destruction on Yemen and presided over an impending famine

Belen Fernandez

More than two years into a disastrous war in Yemen, the coalition of ground forces assembled by the Saudis is showing signs of crumbling

David Hearst