For those of us who have watched the region for decades, this crisis did not come out of nowhere.
It is not the assertiveness of new entities that is driving change, but the collapse of the old national constructions.
The latest violence exposes the administration’s lack of vision for the broader Middle East.
The Foreign Secretary says "I don't think the invasion itself was a mistake".
Senior MP Sir Richard Ottaway speaks out on Iraq.
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Seven Bahá'ís – members of Iran’s largest non-Muslim religious minority, persecuted by the government for decades – have now spent six years in prison for practising their religion.
He must use its publication to remind voters of how he has learned from the mistakes of New Labour.
Saudi Arabia’s poor record on human rights and its treatment of women make it easy to demonise the kingdom.
The leaders in Egypt have repeatedly failed to recognise that the campaigning of not-for-profits plays an important role as a pressure gauge that can release dissent in a manageable way.
In just four weeks the Egyptian judge has sentenced to death 720 alleged supporters of the banned Muslim Brotherhood in two mass verdicts.
The Zombie PM
The doomed premiership of Theresa May