Iran is pursuing a multi-faceted strategy in Syria which includes containing the Kurds and building up its forces in the Golan
The ability of a politically fragile country like Lebanon to survive the effects of the regional transformations including subsequent civil wars that started in 2011 has been quite remarkable
It is time to accept the reality that Israel simply does not want a sovereign Palestinian state – and consider its serious implications
The detention of a dual national in Iran speaks to continuing volatility in Anglo-Iranian relations. But skillful diplomacy may save the day
Hariri’s strategy is more about stripping Iran and Hezbollah of their pretensions than about presenting an implementable road map for ending the resignation crisis
There seems to have been no progress in resolving the growing tangle of political and legal disputes between the two former close allies
The most important question is: Are the Saudis willing to commit to a long and exhausting war in Lebanon?
The real problem is the deep collusion between the UK government and Israel’s government, which carries out such a well-documented and devastating regime of militarised repression
Will Mohammed bin Salman go as far as striking a deal with Israel in which he offers full normalisation in return for Israel destroying Hezbollah and Iran in Lebanon?
The over-referral of Muslim young people to UK anti-terrorist programme is silencing dissent, stigmatising religious practice, creating climate of fear