By John Bew - 12 September 8:44
Britain has shown that its notion of how to conduct world affairs turns on strong but unrealistic opinions fuelled by moral outrage. Let’s leave serious nations to get on with defending the world, shall we?
By Donatella Rovera - 12 September 7:49
As the threat of military intervention continues to loom over Syria, in a far-flung corner of the country, the town of Deir Ezzour offers an insight into the suffering of ordinary Syrians.
By Sophie McBain - 11 September 10:25
Egypt, North Korea, Angola, South Sudan, Israel and Myanmar haven't ratified the Chemical Weapons Convention, and Russia and the US haven't met their obligations under the convention. So what power does the CWC have?
By Sophie McBain - 09 September 13:10
Rhetoric aside, how does Syria today actually compare to Iraq in 2003?
By Sholto Byrnes - 05 September 15:20
Sholto Byrnes, editor of Think., on diversity, "Corniche pasties" and setting up shop in Doha.
By Samira Shackle - 05 September 9:31
As the US withdrawal from Afghanistan approaches, what will happen to Bagram prison, where many prisoners are held without charge, trial, or even access to a lawyer?
By John Bew - 04 September 17:00
President Obama’s Middle East strategy is in ruins and the west is paying the price of having its bluff called, writes John Bew.
By Nicky Woolf - 29 August 11:44
Targeted strikes to punish Assad will only perpetuate the conflict – and that's exactly what the American government wants.
By New Statesman - 28 August 15:14
The government for once should take a stand on a matter of principle.
By Elizabeth Stephens - 23 August 14:57
Dr Elizabeth Stephens takes a look at the current condition of the Egyptian economy, and asks whether businesses will be able to operate with any kind of normality.
By Nabila Ramdani - 22 August 8:00
The state of roads in the West Bank tells you everything you need to know about the possibility of Middle East peace, writes Nabila Ramdani.
By Jeremy Bowen - 21 August 12:45
Jeremy Bowen reports from Egypt.
By David Wearing - 15 August 16:04
After David Cameron's recent meeting with King Hamad at Downing Street, the Bahrain authorities began a punitive clampdown on pro-democracy campaigners. Sooner or later, the PM's links with repressive Gulf states will come back to haunt him.
By Richard Irvine - 06 August 6:50
While the Israeli government's plans for a rail network linking Israel to the West Bank and Gaza may bring a slight improvement in living standards, it also has the potential to erase Palestinian opportunities for independent economic development and perm
By James Rodgers - 23 July 12:06
Having reported on the conflict for years, James Rodgers explains why energy and ambition alone will not be enough to secure peace.
By Nelson Jones - 23 July 10:02
The handling of rape cases is just one reason why we should be using our economic leverage to force Dubai to clean up its act.
By Jeremy Bowen - 18 July 8:57
Jeremy Bowen's Notebook.
By Ewa Jasiewicz - 18 July 8:25
Ewa Jasiewicz reports on the plight of the relief efforts in Syria.
By Steve Yates - 17 July 10:04
Haifa al-Mansour, the first woman ever to direct a feature film in Saudi Arabia, talks to Steve Yates about how her film <em>Wadjda</em> came together.
By Mehdi Hasan - 11 July 8:43
Whether we’re willing to admit it or not, Israel’s the Palestinian “peace process” is dead. There’s no hope of any success for a two-state solution.
By John Bew - 10 July 8:45
Britain is trapped between David Cameron’s commitment to act against Assad and the intransigence of the Tory party. But could a new line from the US and shifting events offer a way forward for our foreign policy?
By Charlotte Allan - 29 June 13:24
Worsening safety for women, breakdowns in the rule of law, crackdowns on cultural activity and police abuse - the Arab Spring wasn't meant to end like this.
By Lana Asfour - 27 June 8:07
We must be wary of rose-tinted narratives about the past: sectarian tensions have been present, even if non-confrontational, in peaceful times.
By Bel Trew - 26 June 13:23
The first anniversary of the president's inauguration is expected to spark nationwide protests. The grassroots campaign Tamarod aims to secure enough signatures to a vote-of-no-confidence petition to outweigh the 13 million votes that brought Morsi into p
By Uri Dromi - 20 June 11:14
If Assad is removed, who will succeed him? Even if there is a viable successor, it is likely that the bloodshed will continue, with infighting between rebel groups and lots of scoresettling.
By Trita Parsi - 13 June 8:13
The upcoming elections in Iran will be neither free nor fair, says Trita Parsi, but people are still willing to consider voting to challenge the establishment.
By Assed Baig - 10 June 15:30
It is now the responsibility of the left to support the Syrian people, but be critical friends, remaining true to their principles.
By Julie Bindel - 30 May 10:46
Fleeing Syria does not always protect women from sexual violence.
By Matt Hill - 24 May 8:28
If you want the bottom line about why William Hague and other dignitaries are in Israel for sham talks about peace, look at the bottom line.