Middle East

hagia sophia

There is no justification for turning Hagia Sophia into a mosque

July 15, 2020 11:15 pm

Turkey is jeopardizing freedom of worship

erdogan hagia sophia

Erdogan, Hagia Sophia and the rebirth of an Islamic Turkey

July 15, 2020 2:27 pm

In the eyes of many Turks, the modern west has rejected modern Turkey,

turkey

The hypocrisy of Turkey and Pakistan’s Islamophobia claims

July 15, 2020 1:53 pm

The voices of non-Muslim communities are often drowned out in both Turkey and Pakistan

iran

Iran’s second wave could come crashing down on the regime

July 2, 2020 8:55 am

Iranian demographics could mean the country faces an even greater health crisis

syria

Syria’s nightmare is far from over

June 30, 2020 8:57 am

This is a war that was been waged by a state willing to win at any cost, against its own people

israeli police forces

Does Israel train America’s police forces?

June 25, 2020 11:13 am

A new lie for the oldest hate

isis gifford

Macer Gifford: my fight against Isis

June 24, 2020 11:11 pm

The British trader on death threats, Shamima Begum and a looming crisis

india

Will India and China go to war?

June 17, 2020 5:13 pm

The first Asian conflict of the Asian century

mullahs

The mullahs’ coronavirus gamble has backfired

June 16, 2020 3:01 pm

Iran faces a choice likely to affect the stability of its regime, perhaps existentially

taliban

The Taliban: an apology

June 12, 2020 12:43 pm

If we put up new statues, we should perhaps give them a finite lifespan

china

Dear dictators: don’t lecture the US on how to treat its people

June 2, 2020 6:00 pm

Russia, China, Iran and, worst of all, Canada, are all seeking to exploit the rifts in US society

palestinian
libya libyans

How the Libyan conflict became the Middle East’s most important proxy war

May 20, 2020 2:46 pm

The Libyan civil war is an example of what happens when western governments walk away from a conflict

saudi

Oil on troubled waters: the US-Saudi alliance is crumbling

May 13, 2020 11:18 pm

There’s been a change to Trump’s strategy in the Middle East

benjamin netanyahu

Why Benjamin Netanyahu has outlasted all his political rivals

May 12, 2020 12:48 pm

He has maneuvered the religious Jewish Orthodox parties to rely only on him

saudi

Has Trump finally decided to dump Saudi?

May 8, 2020 5:29 am

Two US jet fighter squadrons have just left the region, and the US Navy presence in the Persian Gulf is also being wound down

iran

Coronavirus has exposed Iran’s rotten republic

May 6, 2020 11:36 am

What happens if what characterizes your government is sadism, an addiction to conspiracy theories and incompetence?

antibody israel

Israel has an antibody breakthrough

May 5, 2020 7:36 am

But will it be enough to defeat the disease?

navy persian gulf

What is the US Navy doing in the Persian Gulf?

April 29, 2020 3:39 pm

American policy has become decoupled from American national interests

arab spring

Could the COVID crash spark another Arab Spring?

April 22, 2020 4:50 pm

If you are an oil-exporting state then your economic fortunes are tied to global demand — and this will continue to be depressed

netanyahu

Netanyahu’s wages of winning

April 21, 2020 11:24 am

The 14-page ‘coalition agreement’ sounds less like Gantz’s roadmap to power and more like a political suicide note, written for him by Netanyahu

saudi arabia oil

Saudi Arabia may have won an oil truce — but a greater conflict now looms

April 14, 2020 9:54 am

Despite all the hype, oil prices rose only a few dollars on Monday, and even that rally has quickly fizzled out

middle east

Coronavirus is a ticking time-bomb for the Middle East’s old guard

April 5, 2020 12:07 pm

Conflict won’t end and over-centralized states will struggle to reform

jews

Jews have always been blamed for plagues — coronavirus is no different

April 5, 2020 11:31 am

Coronavirus has shrunk the world’s attention to a degree previously unseen in our lifetimes

coronavirus

Israel’s draconian lockdown isn’t doing enough to stop coronavirus

March 27, 2020 12:00 pm

Jerusalem now seems like a ghost town