The Arab League's silence over the Gulf crisis and inability to keep the GCC from splitting reflects a post-WWI regional order in its final throes

Basheer Nafi

The continuation of the Saudi-led campaign in Yemen, especially as it has degenerated into a war of attrition, is puzzling unless you consider these psycho-political factors

Maysam Behravesh

Terror tourism is all the rage in the occupied West Bank - as Israel turns its vast experience in occupation and war to entertainment propaganda for gung-ho visitors

Belen Fernandez

With a weak response from Arab and Muslim countries to unprecedented restrictions at the Al-Aqsa mosque, Palestinians are left alone to defend the holy site from Israel's incursions

Kamel Hawwash

The Egyptian government regularly declares that the Sinai militants are on their knees. They aren't. But there are straightforward strategies the state could use to fulfil that prophecy

Amr Khalifa

Once again, Lebanese politicians passed over the women's quota which would have guaranteed a minimum 30 percent of seats in parliament for women. But doesn't mean we shouldn't stop pushing

Joana Aziz

A year ago, many Turks believed our 'era of coups' was over. But the threat of the Gulenists should have been clear. Even today, critical questions about the movement remain unanswered

Taha Ozhan

The newly elected chairman replacing Crispin Blunt supports the Saudis in Yemen, regrets the nuclear deal with Iran, and opposed UN condemnation of West Bank settlements

Peter Oborne

The re-elected president's popularity is not enough to save him should conservatives in the deep state decide to remove him over his support for reform

Shahir Shahidsaless

The popular head of Iran's Qods Force launched a side swipe at the Iranian president's foreign policy this week. His critique is a PR boon for Rouhani's opponents, not a prelude to a political career

Mahan Abedin