Columns

Trump’s attack on IRGC may backfire spectacularly as Iranians rally around Revolutionary Guards

Mahan Abedin

Each attempt at reconciliation by the Palestinians has been met with hostility and belligerence from Netanyahu

Meron Rapoport

Four months into the Gulf crisis, the social and political rift is likely to set the Gulf integration process back years, sewing disunity, division and discord across a people naturally bonded by religious, ethnic and tribal ties

Andreas Krieg

Boris Johnson has plenty to say on Brexit and renewing ties 'East of Suez', but strangely a statement condemning the kingdom's persecution of its Shia majority is notable in its absence

Bill Law

Nearly three decades after the end of the Lebanese civil war, Beirut’s renovated downtown hardly lives up to its marketed role as a forum for postwar reconciliation

Belen Fernandez

The story of Syria's national team is far more complex than a team coming together and offering unity and diversion for its people

James Montague

Political infighting between the KRG and Baghdad's central government is hampering the creation of a national Iraqi strategy to prevent the resurgence of Islamic State

Ibrahim Al-Marashi

With Russia acting as the key broker in Syria's reconstruction, it will inevitably position the Syrian government as the main distributor of reconstruction funds

Lina Khatib

If Congress re-imposed sanctions, Iranian radicals would push the moderates to respond by expanding Tehran's nuclear programme to perilous limits

Shahir Shahidsaless

Turkey has taken the military lead in Idlib and adopted a 'Russia outside, Turkey inside' policy in which it will assume control and responsibility for Idlib

Samer Abboud