World in motion
By Mark Leonard - 24 March 13:30

Four new books by Mark Malloch Brown, Joseph Nye, Gideon Rachman and Richard Youngs watch the pendul

Bomb explodes in Jerusalem
By Liam McLaughlin - 23 March 15:11

At least 30 injured and 1 dead in the first bombing in the city for seven years.

Why we shouldn’t intervene in Libya
By Liam McLaughlin - 21 March 18:09

Views from the five countries that abstained on UN Resolution 1973.

Yemen’s state-funded thugs
By Nir Rosen - 21 March 15:57

President Ali Abdullah Saleh has played up the threat of al-Qaeda in Yemen to receive military aid f

Is Gaddafi a “legitimate target”?
By George Eaton - 21 March 15:06

Fox and Hague slapped down by the generals after suggesting that Gaddafi could be personally targete

Yemen crackdown: in pictures
By Duncan Robinson - 18 March 18:22

The <em>New Statesman</em> publishes the most powerful images from the protests and subsequent polic

Government crackdown kills 30 in Yemen
By Duncan Robinson - 18 March 15:23

Government forces kill 30 and wound dozens after launching attack on anti-government protesters.

Loyalty and poverty: Jordan’s uprising stagnates
By Liam McLaughlin - 17 March 17:50

Despite nearly two months of protests, King Abdullah’s regime is clinging to the promise, but not ye

The new shoe-thrower’s index
By Duncan Robinson - 15 March 15:07

The <em>Economist</em> has updated its index of unrest in the Arab world to include internet connect

Will the two-state solution go the way of the defunct peace process?
By Ben White - 12 March 11:38

Binyamin Netanyahu’s proposals are likely to be nothing more than a rehash of approaches that have f

Israel’s best hope lies in a single state
By Slavoj Zizek - 04 March 7:25

In East Jerusalem, vigilantes prowl, hunting for Jewish girls who consort with Arab men. Slavoj Žiže

Lebanon: The forgotten revolution
By Liam McLaughlin - 03 March 16:32

Uprisings elsewhere in the region shouldn't blind us from the upheaval in Beirut.

The country with no politics finds its voice
By Lydia Ness - 03 March 11:27

From inside Libya

The Week so Far
By Staff blogger - 03 March 11:16

1. Middle East

End of the old Arab strongman
By Olivier Roy - 03 March 7:37

Ruling elites and religious reactionaries haven’t yet grasped that the restless young in the Middle

Leader: The west needs a grand plan to pay its debt to the Arab world
By Staff blogger - 03 March 7:26

A multilateral fund should be deployed to support economic development and civil society.

Change on a smaller scale
By James Preston - 25 February 11:31

Qatar and the United Arab Emirates may not be facing mass uprisings, but they are still feeling pres

Leader: Support the people’s revolt and stop selling arms to tyrants
By Staff blogger - 24 February 11:14

Cameron's support for reform was undermined by his defence of arms sales.

John Pilger: Behind the Arab revolt lurks a rebellion against western economic tyranny
By John Pilger - 24 February 11:14

The people of Egypt, Tunisia, Bahrain, Algeria, Yemen, Jordan and Libya are rising up not only against their leaders, but also western economic tyranny.

Full Transcript | David Cameron | Speech to the National Assembly, Kuwait | Kuwait | 22 February 2011
By David Cameron - 23 February 9:33

"In short, reform – not repression – is the only way to maintain stability."

Libya: a reader
By Duncan Robinson - 22 February 11:26

A collection of the best writing and reporting on Libya.

Unrest in Libya sends oil price up
By Susannah Butter - 21 February 13:09

Oil price reaches 2 and a half year high, as European companies evacuate expatriate staff from Libya

Why Israel looks on in fear
By Jon Bernstein - 17 February 14:58

On 19 November 1977, Egypt's then president, Anwar al-Sadat, became the first Arab leader to set foot on Israeli soil.

Why the west is losing the battle for Arab hearts and minds
By James Purnell - 17 February 7:26

We must ignore the siren calls of fence-sitting cynics and forge a foreign policy based on our value

This is not an Islamic revolution
By Olivier Roy - 15 February 11:27

The uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia show that Islam is now less potent politically, even as its socia

Rejoice. Mubarak has gone.
By Mehdi Hasan - 11 February 16:40

But what comes next?

Mubarak steps down as president
By George Eaton - 11 February 16:08

Egyptian president leaves Cairo * Armed forces handed power.

The new Arab revolt
By Staff blogger - 10 February 15:19

The uprisings in the Middle East are both momentous and revolutionary. It’s time for the west to acc

Who will fill Egypt's power vacuum?
By Tariq Ramadan - 10 February 15:18

The Muslim Brotherhood is playing the long game.

A civilised revolution
By Lana Asfour - 10 February 15:18

Lana Asfour reports from Tunis, the city where it all began.

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