Columns

Iran exerts considerable economic and political influence in Afghanistan and its cooperation is essential if the US wishes to end a 16-year war

Rupert Stone

More questions should be asked - especially by Democrats - about how Saudi investment in American infrastructure may be influencing the Trump administration

Alastair Sloan

While Palestinians struggle for survival, arms companies are making a killing with investments from UK banks and financial institutions

Ryvka Barnard

The new security procedures at Haram al-Sharif violate agreements between Jordan and Israel, can't prevent a repeat of last Friday's attack and further fuel outrage

Richard Silverstein

The Arab League's silence over the Gulf crisis and inability to keep the GCC from splitting reflects a post-WWI regional order in its final throes

Basheer Nafi

The continuation of the Saudi-led campaign in Yemen, especially as it has degenerated into a war of attrition, is puzzling unless you consider these psycho-political factors

Maysam Behravesh

Terror tourism is all the rage in the occupied West Bank - as Israel turns its vast experience in occupation and war to entertainment propaganda for gung-ho visitors

Belen Fernandez

With a weak response from Arab and Muslim countries to unprecedented restrictions at the Al-Aqsa mosque, Palestinians are left alone to defend the holy site from Israel's incursions

Kamel Hawwash

The Egyptian government regularly declares that the Sinai militants are on their knees. They aren't. But there are straightforward strategies the state could use to fulfil that prophecy

Amr Khalifa

Once again, Lebanese politicians passed over the women's quota which would have guaranteed a minimum 30 percent of seats in parliament for women. But doesn't mean we shouldn't stop pushing

Joana Aziz