Trying to secede right now is like trying to build a house in a hurricane - and ultimately, it's doubtful the Gulf countries will let it happen

Afrah Nasser

In the years Bowen has been ‘our man’, how is it that we still talk about the ‘Middle East’? Whose ‘Middle’ or ‘East’ is it? As with him, it is not ‘ours’

Arzu Merali

It is entirely likely that Trump will adopt the same regional policies as Obama with just a bit of more rhetoric to distract from that fact

Basheer Nafi

Had Trump visited Israel directly after he was elected, he would have received a hero's welcome. Now he is viewed with suspicion and may well disrupt the status quo that Netanyahu so painstakingly built

Meron Rapoport

If southern Yemenis aligned with the UAE continue to challenge their president's authority, the Saudi-Emirati alliance will be the first casualty

Omair Anas

In Morocco's long-neglected Rif region, only comprehensive government reforms will quell protests that could easily grow into wider turmoil

Mohammed Masbah

Labour leader deserves praise for confronting UK government over its callous support for Saudi bombing in Yemen

Peter Oborne

As it has in Crimea, South Africa and Yugoslavia, FIFA should follow its own rules and the UN, and insist on an end of settlement activities

Martin Konecny and Hugh Lovatt

Revised US sanctions against Hezbollah may prove counter-productive and target the wrong source

Makram Rabah

A difficult but not hopeless picture of Erdogan's visit was overshadowed by a literal clash outside Turkey's embassy in Washington

David Barchard