Columns

Trump's Jerusalem decision has the potential to derail efforts to present Iran as the main problem of the Middle East and put Saudi Arabia's friendship with Israel in the spotlight

Shahir Shahidsaless

Following Mubarak's overthrow, Egypt's liberals and Islamists lacked a vision on how to manage an orderly political transition and increasingly distrusted one another

Amr Hamzawy

The US president's performance on 6 December was nothing but an American tragedy or surrender

Taha Ozhan

The crackdown on rights and freedoms in the country under the name of maintaining stability has to come to an end

Khadidja Nemar

The US president's decision on recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital is a natural byproduct of decades of US posturing

Mohamad Elmasry

The Palestinians find themselves in the position of potential spoilers of a plan for a regional makeover, but they have demonstrated their ability to thwart efforts at their marginalisation in the past

Ben White

Palestinians don't need another deal, they need justice, freedom and equality

Jamal Juma

Iran's role as a Middle Eastern powerbroker is now beyond dispute, and British foreign secretary should use meeting with charismatic counterpart to reset relations

Peter Oborne

Israel deepens its involvement in Syria and increases its risk-taking in an extended policy of brinkmanship

Yossi Melman

Far from signalling a doomsday scenario, Trump has removed the emperor's clothes to reveal the farce of the peace process. Now what next for the Palestinians?

Noura Erakat