Jordan has maintained a cautious policy towards the Syrian civil war - by largely avoiding the violence that has spilled over into neighbouring states, it's a strategy that's paid off

Christopher Phillips

Qatar's position remains stronger than it might appear, with both funds to outlast blockade and friends from Ankara to Tehran, it may outplay its GCC foes

Christopher M Davidson

By encouraging Israel to cut Gaza's electricity, the PA has shamefully used the basic rights of Palestinians as bargaining chips in its struggle with Hamas

Sari Bashi

The media's coverage of terrorist acts perpetrated by women often distort their motivations. It's time female terrorist are given agency for their participation in violence

Nadine Sayegh

Hollande's legacy includes a dramatic increase in arms supplies to Gulf regimes but questionable results in Syria and on Palestine

Barah Mikaïl

The murder of the 24-year-old is the most recent in a spate of road rage killings involving assailants who thought they were above the law. Politicians should put an end to the days of wasta and impunity

Mona Alami

When King Salman and his son Mohammed came to power, there was hope of sorely needed leadership in the region. Instead, they may have fragmented it beyond repair

David Hearst

The annointed one is not a firefighter, nor a statesman. He will rule by iron fist, run erratic economic policies and likely light more fires in the region

Madawi Al-Rasheed

Contrary to media reports, Khuram Butt, one of the London Bridge attackers, wasn't a leader in Al-Muhajiroun. Nuances like this are critical to understand if we want to improve counter-terrorism strategies

Douglas Weeks

The aggressive move elevating Mohammed bin Salman as the next in line to the Saudi throne should send warning signs to Washington and London over a prince who wages wars on a whim

Jamal Elshayyal