Columns

September's parliamentary elections came a year after historic independence referendum, with tensions high among Kurdish parties

Bashdar Pusho Ismaeel

The Jamal Khashoggi case begs the question: if the Saudi crown prince acts like this only 16 months into his role, then what will happen when he comes to ascend the throne?

David Hearst

Amid pressure from Ankara, it has become increasingly difficult for journalists in the country to preserve their integrity

Gürkan Zengin

The Palestinian-American student's week-long detention at Ben Gurion Airport triggered a global discussion around the politics of studying in a country that openly engages in racial profiling and ideological exclusion

Nada Elia

When discussing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the language of 'moderate majorities on both sides' wanting peace ignores the asymmetrical power relations on the ground

Ben White

Instead of winning over the hearts and minds of Egyptian football fans, Turki al-Sheikh repeatedly angered them with his controversial comments

Mostafa Mohamed

Saudi crown prince turned from a US opportunity into a Western liability

Taha Ozhan

Iraqi women are playing an important sociopolitical role in the country, and reformers in Iraq must capitalise on their work

Lina Khatib

All that the US president cares about is making deals and that does not include human rights or democracy

Richard Silverstein

A country that harbours a giant, undeclared nuclear arsenal and has for decades engaged in all manner of conventional brutality is in no position to be lecturing Lebanon

Belen Fernandez