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Sir John Jenkins, former ambassador to Libya, Iraq, Syria and Saudi Arabia, joins Emily Tamkin and Ido Vock on the World Review podcast
The government’s attempt to pretend that those who went to join Islamic State are not its problem will end in disaster.
A decade after revolutions spread across North Africa and the Middle East, the hopes of a generation have been crushed.
Why the cause of liberal democracy collapsed in the Middle East.
The country with the fastest vaccine programme in the world has recorded a sharp drop in hospitalisations among the elderly.
How demands for “bread, freedom and social justice” have fared in the years since the Tahrir Square protests.
Israel's start-up sector has an outsized global influence, but remains held back by major political and structural issues.
Syrians in exile are fighting to hold Bashar al-Assad’s regime to account on an international stage.
Saudi Arabia unveils its half-trillion-dollar plan for a new linear utopia. But is the idea anything new?
The world's eyes are on Israel, as governments overeager to reopen risk repeating earlier mistakes.
The Egyptian government seems more interested in suppressing negative coverage and maintaining the illusion of control than tackling the country's healthcare crisis.