Columns

Norway's recent announcement to suspend arms sales to UAE will no doubt anger a number of British ministers who would like to keep Britain's relations with UAE away from public scrutiny

Joe Odell

A combination of complex social, political and economic factors will most likely lead to more unrest in the future

Shahir Shahidsaless

The unintended result of the siege of Qatar and the defiance of the state has been to reinforce the Gulf state's sovereignty and rally the population around its rulers, strengthening national unity

Ranj Alaaldin

In his new post as DFID's permanent secretary, Matthew Rycroft will gets to grips with the human consequences of the UN and British diplomacy's failure in Myanmar and Yemen

Peter Oborne

While the BDS movement does not appear to be having a tangible impact on Israel's economy, the government is fighting it with all its might. It seems it fears the future more than the present

Meron Rapoport

Israel's deliberate targeting of Gaza's health sector and denying those in need of humanitarian care from obtaining it constitute a crime against humanity by any definition

CJ Werleman

Despite the UN's reluctance and public suspicion towards Russia's diplomatic effort, it looks inevitable that Moscow will define the solution to the Syrian quagmire

Barbara Bibbo

Neglect, regionalism and disappointment at Nahda's failure to meet people's expectations have all contributed to the latest wave of popular resentment in Tunisia

Sami Hamdi

If Russia fails to meet regional actors' expectations over Syria, Libya or Israel/Palestine, it will ruin its image as a credible partner

Alexey Khlebnikov

The decision to establish Yennayer as a holiday is part of a new approach towards Berber issues, as well as a bid for votes

Yassine Temlali