Columns

America's strategy shift in Afghanistan leaves Iran with a good chance to check Pakistan's ambitions in the war at its borders - but it will be an uphill battle

Mahan Abedin

Iran's port at Chabahar will help Tehran balance its relations with India and Pakistan and has the potential to turn the waters north of the Indian Ocean into a maritime 'sphere of influence'

Maysam Behravesh

Power will continue to elude Israel's Labor party, unless it plumps for a populist leader

Simon A Waldman

The people of the region will find their voice again once the dust settles from sectarian wars and international interventions

Rayan El-Amine

Israel faces an uncomfortable truth: it will have to adapt to a shrinking role in the Middle East

Richard Silverstein

When Canada's Supreme Court awarded $8.4m to Omar Khadr, many were outraged. But consider what the US army offers civilians or what Khadr was sued for in civil court and you wonder if all men really are created equal

Peter Speetjens

An article published in an Egyptian newspaper by Britain's Middle East minister suggests that London now wholeheartedly supports the Sisi regime in its war on the Muslim Brotherhood

Peter Oborne

Hezbollah has always assured the Lebanese that they will only serve the country and its people, but the groups deal with IS - and revelations of Nasrallah's consultation with Assad - shatters that myth

Makram Rabah

The drama, while well researched, omits to explain the conditions and motivations driving these young Brits to travel to join the Islamic State - and potentially adds to the misunderstanding of UK Muslims

Tahir Abbas

Six years after the revolution, Libyans are paying more for goods with wages that are worth less. Central Bank officials should use their authority to stop the black market spiral of the currency

Tim Eaton