It has been hard, over the years, to explain to western readers and viewers the deep contradictions of Iran.
When I talked to Iranian policymakers last year, they told me US hegemony in the Middle East and global affairs is giving way to a multipolar order - and with it come new enemies.
For all of its limitations and the uncertainty that still abounds, the deal could come to be seen as a historic leap towards stability in Iran.
Millions of pounds have been poured into counter-extremism initiatives over the past decade. But this has failed to provide the response to 7/7 that the UK wanted.
Musa Okwonga attends the burial of a Syrian man, lost trying to cross the Mediterranean, organised by Berliners.
As in any war, the “rape crisis” in Syria and Iraq is complicated, and the way it is reported shapes the false assumptions and stigma women face.
Makes you proud to be British.
Will the EU's contemplation of Australia's "solution" to the migration crisis, denying all those rescued at sea the right to settle, end in "shameful consequences"?
One thing the Swedes definitely do better than we do, and where we ought really to look a bit sheepish, is in the welcome they give to immigrants.
As a Muslim community organisation launches a special counter-terrorism curriculum this week, will theological teachings help the UK challenge extremism?
The prime minister’s approach to radicalisation sees Muslims as somehow the pure product of their religion, not as British citizens, while also conveniently glossing over government failings.
At 17 years old, Talha Asmal has become Britain’s youngest ever suicide bomber. Shock is understandable, but it is naive to dismiss his agency.
British Muslims should be celebrated, not demonised due to the very few, like Talha Asmal, who go to join conflicts in the Middle East.
All too often, Afghans aren’t even consulted about plans for their own country.
As the perception of a tacit complicity by the Muslim community in terrorist activity has gained traction, art has become a major outlet for protest and dissent.
Is the Iraqi army irremediably useless? Will it cause the government in Baghdad to lose the war? It's not as bad as it seems.
Khaled Hosseini, the bestselling author of The Kite Runner, goes inside a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan.
Sophie McBain reviews Jonathan Littell's Syrian Notebooks and Voices of the Arab Spring by Asaad al-Saleh.
2014’s Operation Protective Edge was just the latest in a long list of operations used by the IDF to “cut the grass” in the region.
The death of Shaimaa al-Sabbagh sent shockwaves through Egypt’s left. Now, with elections postponed again, the movement is at an impasse.
“A revolution is basically a human change, not a political one,” he says. “People are no longer the Egyptians they were under Mubarak.”
The global activity around the Armenian genocide centenary is unprecedented – reality TV stars, western lawyers, Turkish intellectuals, metalheads and the Pope have all spoken out. But has this brought international recognition any closer?
The signs of Islamic State moving into Pakistan are there, but what difference does this make in a nation already subject to similar horrors?
Senior Conservatives are drawing comfort from Binyamin Netanyhu's late comeback in the Israeli elections.
Rescuing and preserving Middle Eastern texts and artefacts in the "post-custodial" age.
Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu defied the polls to win re-election last week. Uri Dromes offers his quiet wish for statesmanship from the leader.
Saddam Hussein's demolished tomb is resonant in symbolism, but it is not a unique story.
Historical parallels of religious self-righteousness and nascent nationalism.
Although polls suggested a tight race, Israel's Prime Minister has won for another term.