Middle East

lebanon

Lebanon’s existential crisis

August 11, 2020 9:12 am

Who will negotiate with the IMF to get the bailout that Lebanon needs, almost literally, to survive?

lawrence

What’s up with Macron’s Lawrence of Arabia stunt?

August 8, 2020 1:09 pm

Often with Macron his failure comes down to poor communication at home and abroad

beirut

No bread, no heat, no hope: life in Lebanon after the Beirut blast

August 6, 2020 12:20 pm

The clock is ticking for Michel Aoun’s Lebanese government

beirut lebanon

How much worse can things get for Lebanon?

August 4, 2020 5:58 pm

Sectarian tensions could rise following today’s devastating explosion

iran ghaani

Why the US assassination of Iran’s top general didn’t spark a war

August 3, 2020 12:13 pm

Iraq finally has the sort of leader the West has hoped for

turkey

The sunset of secular Turkey

July 31, 2020 12:59 pm

Let’s not pretend that Turkey wants to be a Western nation with Western values

netanyahu

Netanyahu won’t be worried about Israel’s coronavirus protests

July 28, 2020 10:01 am

A portion of Israeli society is angry at the ossifying decade-long rule of one man

lebanon

Is it too late to save Lebanon?

July 23, 2020 9:26 am

My country has always had a penchant for self-destruction

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

israel protest against Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Getty images)

Israel’s short-lived ‘victory’ over coronavirus

July 7, 2020 7:33 am

Having snatched defeat from the jaws of victory, Israel’s options appear limited

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