Middle East

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Pakistan’s fight with Macron has taken a humiliating turn

November 24, 2020 9:46 am

Imran Khan’s government has made a string of embarrassing foreign policy blunders in its dealings with France

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Arab states are fighting back against Turkey’s ‘neo-Ottomanism’

November 24, 2020 8:19 am

The West must find its lost leadership and stand up to the bully of Ankara


Will Israel attack Iran before Trump leaves office?

November 14, 2020 9:58 am

How Netanyahu might gamble on the ‘line from Auschwitz to Natanz’

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It’s time to expel Turkey from Nato

October 30, 2020 11:31 am

Turkey is making fewer attempts to disguise its increasingly Islamist and authoritarian tendencies


Erdogan’s game: why Turkey has turned against the West

October 29, 2020 8:49 am

The Turkish president carefully plays Russia against Europe and the US to channel Turkey’s needs

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Macron’s clash with Islam and the hypocrisy of the French boycott

October 26, 2020 3:35 pm

Are his comments really worse than China’s treatment of the Uighurs?


Can dynastic restoration revive Lebanese fortunes?

October 23, 2020 9:19 am

The Party of God resists any external interference in Lebanese politics

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Samuel Paty and the world’s forgotten blasphemy laws

October 20, 2020 11:18 am

The fear of Islam will only be addressed if it is treated like any other religio

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Iran’s embargo imbroglio

October 19, 2020 3:22 pm

Iran simply doesn’t have the money to go arms shopping


Russia’s conundrum in the Caucasus

October 19, 2020 12:03 pm

Russia faces some difficult choices with few attractive consequences


King Bibi’s pandemic problem

October 15, 2020 1:35 pm

He is now viewed as a desperate man, panicked and fighting for his freedom

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The Caucasian conflict that could spark a war

October 8, 2020 11:50 am

As in World War One, it will not take much for the conflict to really heat up


View from the Golan Heights: Israel prepares to take on Hezbollah

September 30, 2020 8:56 am

Israel’s military reforms are all about chiseling down war to its most precise elements

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Why Benjamin Netanyahu keeps on winning

September 27, 2020 11:27 am

The lesson of the Intifada for Israelis has been to give up on the idea of living in peace next to a state of Palestine

Pompeo’s principles

September 18, 2020 6:14 pm

Talking policy, paradigms and turning Trump’s instincts into reality


Ankara’s aggression has spurred a most unlikely pact

September 15, 2020 10:54 am

Turkey is attempting to ride the Palestinian issue, positioning itself as a champion of the cause


What Bahrain’s deal with Israel really means

September 11, 2020 10:19 pm

Trump is bringing major changes to the Middle East

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Bassam Tibi’s 40-year fight against Islamic fundamentalism

September 9, 2020 11:12 pm

The philosopher on his hopes for a new Arab Enlightenment

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Award the Nobel Peace Prize to Jared Kushner. Seriously!

September 2, 2020 1:30 pm

He disrupted the old Middle East paradigm to get results

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Did Erdogan order his generals to sink a Greek warship?

September 2, 2020 10:42 am

One day you’re competing for gas at the bottom of the sea, the next day you’re sending each other’s soldiers there

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Leaked letter: Boris Johnson rejects Trump on Iran sanctions

August 27, 2020 4:46 pm

The UK is siding with France and Germany at the UN


The paradox of Israeli peace

August 25, 2020 11:31 am

UAE-Israel relations are a process, not the start of a revolution


Imran Khan should accept Israel is here to stay

August 22, 2020 1:19 am

Pakistan can take a stand for Palestinians, while forming diplomatic ties with those who have wronged them

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Pompeo is right on Iran sanctions

August 19, 2020 7:06 pm

The Secretary of State discusses Iran, Israel and Isis


Have Arab nations forgotten about Palestine by accepting Israel?

August 19, 2020 5:57 pm

The normalization of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates is only the beginning