The West has built up its unparalleled armoury for one reason only - to protect its dominant world position. Syria is most likely where it will be used

Dan Glazebrook

To answer why the trio of Western powers attacked Syria now, we must look to the recent visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the three capitals

Madawi Al-Rasheed

The Israeli army has made it quite clear that top brass orders for snipers allow live ammunition to be directed at Palestinian protesters

Ben White

Amid the country’s current disarray, the best that can be hoped for is a new constitution by the end of the year and elections in 2019

Guma el-Gamaty

With an estimated debt of $80bn and high youth unemployment, the country's latest bailout offer comes with strings attached

Paul Khalifeh

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has to ask the prime minister some searching questions

Peter Oborne

Trump's restraint exposes Israel's isolation and leaves Putin with choices on most productive course for Russia

Richard Silverstein

A video of Israeli soldiers cheering the killing of yet another unarmed protester has highlighted the chilling sentiments of a broad segment of the public

Gideon Levy

A Western strike might temporarily impact the conflict, but few believe it will be a blow that Assad and his allies can't absorb and overcome

Christopher Phillips

Let’s hope those responsible for counterterrorism policy paid attention as organisers of “Punish a Muslim Day” were drowned out by messages of inclusion and solidarity

CJ Werleman