Columns

The three key events in the rise of IS are the abandonment of power sharing in Iraq, the crushing of protests by Assad and the coup in Egypt

David Hearst

The disparity in responses to the Iran deal between Israel and its Western allies is a further sign of a growing rift that threatens to only widen

Ben White

Europe is deciding who dies while trying reach safety on its shores and humanity is the last consideration in this cold political calculation

Natalia Paszkiewicz

Israel wants us to believe the burning of a Palestinian toddler was done by fringe elements but the reality is that targeting children is woven into the fabric of Israeli society

Susan Abulhawa

Turkey's 'buffer zone' policy is doomed to fail

Ahmed Meiloud

Amid the scramble for Kurdistan’s oil and gas wealth, the US and UK are tied to Kurdish and Turkish institutions accused of facilitating IS oil sales

Nafeez Ahmed

$40bn spent on homeland security targeting largely imaginary Muslim terrorism is blinding Americans to things they should really be afraid of

CJ Werleman

As Israel continues to boycott the very idea of a Palestinian people, a fan club has formed to legitimise the barbarity - Matteo Renzi, for one, deserves his own boycott

Belen Fernandez

The rise of political Islam is closely linked to the birth of the modern state in Muslim societies and the exclusion of religion from the public space

Basheer Nafi

President Bashir is continuing his genocidal policies in Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile states - the US must act to end this campaign

Ahmed Hussain Adam