No matter what government is in power in Syria in the future, Iran has secured a strong paramilitary foothold and political presence in Israel's backyard

Shahir Shahidsaless

The UK's policies towards Egypt appear to have changed dramatically in just the past few weeks. Has Britain dropped the veil of democracy promotion under pressure from lobbies and Brexit?

Amr Darrag

The multiplicity of victims and perpetrators in Iraq makes it difficult to analyse the ongoing violence, which becomes only more complicated with time. Above all, violence has made revenge a way of life

Myriam Benraad

The Turkish president and other senior AKP officials appear to be big fans of the recent soap operas glorifying the Ottoman Empire. Coincidence or shrewd political calculation?

Dilly Hussain

Iranian leaders have been surprisingly vocal about the crisis in Myanmar. By reasserting its pan-Islamic credentials, the Islamic Republic hopes to overcome the sectarian mood generated by the Syrian conflict

Mahan Abedin

Muslims living in the West have been depicted as a threat to Western democratic values and as the dangerous 'other'

CJ Werleman

Activists on campuses across the United States are facing new threats from violent white supremacist organisations

Nada Elia

By launching a fresh wave of Islamist detentions, 1990s-style, the Saudi regime is intimidating the kingdom's most famous and well-known religious figures. The future king finds himself increasingly isolated

Madawi Al-Rasheed

Rumours are flying that a Saudi prince - maybe even Mohammed bin Salman - visited Israel last week. The visit has more implications for Syria, Iran and Hezbollah, than any future peace process

Richard Silverstein

Saudi Arabia's volatile decision-making and Iran's savvy strategic moves have put the Persian country on top

David Hearst