Columns

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

Tehran has repeatedly delivered on its promises, while Washington has fallen short and backed Riyadh’s disastrous regional adventures

Seyed Hossein Mousavian

The Saudi-led destruction of Yemen, an ancient cradle of civilisation, seems to come from a place of deep envy

Ghada Karmi

Calls to abandon Iraq's parliamentary system for a presidential one have intensified. Where might they lead?

Ahmed Rushdi
Tanya Goudsouzian

King Mohammed VI knew that his offer to establish new relations would be rejected by Algiers, but it was all about Western optics

Abed Charef

Trump's statement on the Khashoggi murder shows that when US values, such as defending human rights and the rule of law, collide with American interests, he opts for the latter

Marco Carnelos

As residents of the village prepare for demolition, one man reflects on Israel’s attempt to destroy the possibility of a Palestinian state

Eid Khamis

Netanyahu’s would-be successors are out to prove their security credentials, seeing who can outrival whom in the ferocity of their hatred for Hamas

Richard Silverstein