Postponing local elections means that Tunisians are left with unelected and unaccountable local councils, but more importantly it poses a real threat to the only democratic transition in the Arab world

Intissar Kherigi

The current wave of arrests in Saudi Arabia is part of a larger pattern setting the stage for Mohammed Bin Salman to assume power under a new social contract. The consequences for the kingdom could be huge

Mustafa Salama

Boris Johnson accused his critics of having no knowledge or understanding of Libya, but his recent insensitive and crass statements do not reflect a deep understanding of the country either

Guma el-Gamaty

With the main party conferences now at an end, Palestinians can only hope that a future Labour government will recognise their pursuit of justice and freedom

Kamel Hawwash

Treating Muslims with contempt in wider politics is part of a pattern of behaviour by the Conservative Party

Peter Oborne

Four key factors shape the relations between the two countries: oil, Iran, religion, but the most important one lies in Washington

Alexey Khlebnikov

One week since the Kurdish independence vote, regional stakeholders need a more innovative policy toward the question of Kurdish independence in Iraq to prevent this powder keg from exploding

Reza Marashi

Corbyn’s transformation from muppet to master of all he surveys is remarkable and it holds clear lessons for the battered battalions of the Arab Spring

David Hearst

Following the stunning advance of Germany's far right in last month's elections, the challenge facing political actors is how to isolate racist speech, and combat the populist fever that has invaded the political scene

Hossam Shaker

A weakened Hamas, Gaza public opinion in favour of any deal and a chronic security problem in Egypt’s Sinai are why Palestinian reconciliation efforts will succeed this time

Azzam Tamimi