Columns

It's difficult to imagine any single action by the US that could do more damage to American-Turkish relations than arming the YPG

David Barchard

Russia, Turkey and Iran's new deal to establish 'de-escalation' zones in Syria is for their own benefit, not the Syrian people

Sharif Nashashibi

When the US and Turkish presidents meet for the first time next week, Trump should also warn Erdogan against pushing further into Syria

Jonathan Steele

Egyptian walls have often had ‘ears’, but since 2011, it is not Big Brother that we fear. Millions of Little Brothers have emerged among us to police what we are meant to say and think

Amr Khalifa

Analysts and journalists in the mainstream media continue to skate over the inconvenient truths of the US's contradictory Syria policy

Ian Sinclair

Iran's economy may be flailing, but with the wrong candidates and campaign tactics, the conservatives fail to take advantage

Abraham Nematzadeh

Computers and mobile phones have created an enormous waste problem worldwide but the region needs to get to work on it now

Kieran Cooke

Strong anti-Iran remarks from Saudi's deputy crown prince reveal a burgeoning, US-backed consensus that it's time to counter Iran

Mustafa Salama

Never fully accepted by the Conservatives, Baroness Warsi has been subject to abuse on a scale few modern politicians must cope with

Peter Oborne

Neither Trump, Abbas, nor Netanyahu is willing to move beyond document signing and actually work for a just and lasting peace

Alaa Tartir