Columns

In his steadfast support for MBS, Trump is following a long tradition of US support for Arab autocrats, which in turn is used as the reason for violent terrorist organisations to target the US

Madawi al-Rasheed

It is difficult to imagine obtaining justice for prisoners when the very foundation of Israel violates international humanitarian law

Ahmed Abu Artema

The western justification for backing Saddam Hussein is now being employed to rationalise propping up the Saudi crown prince

Sayed Mahdi Modarresi

An international coalition willing to pool diplomatic, commercial, political and military resources is the only meaningful way forward

CJ Werleman

To watch The Judge is to see Palestine as a normal, free society where women are battling for equality and representation in a society layered in generations of patriarchy

Azad Essa

In new book, Ben White argues that the half-century search for a two-state solution has provided an alibi for Israel’s de facto annexation of the West Bank

Peter Oborne

Many have forgotten the real experience of freedom, having lived for decades under illegitimate dictators and despots

Ajmal Masroor

With royal pressure non-existent, a weakened Saudi society, and an international community willing to brush aside Khashoggi's murder, the real challenge may only come when King Salman passes away

Madawi al-Rasheed

There is a striking level of colonial arrogance in the idea that a people who have participated in the largest revolutionary uprising in recent times need the British state to teach them about civil society or reducing violence

Malia Bouattia

The fate of Mohammed Bin Salman is of great importance to Saudi Arabia's neighbour Oman, which has just signed a new mutual defence pact with Britain. What does it have to fear?

Joe Gill