Syria’s Alawites have long used ruthless pragmatism to survive. This same pragmatism, argues Leon Goldsmith, may soon lead them to disown President Assad.
As the Taliban undergoes a leadership transition after Mullah Omar’s death, could the influence of Jalaluddin Haqqani hinder the nascent peace process in Afghanistan?
The peace process between the PKK and Turkey was hamstrung from the start by political games and mistrust, making its recent collapse inevitable, argue Simon A. Waldman and Emre Caliskan.
The Saudi regime must be held accountable for its promotion of the ideology that drives groups like ISIS, argues Madawi Al-Rasheed.
Tony Blair was representing all of us in the Middle East and his shameful performance is and remains a collective embarrassment, writes Jean-Pierre Filiu.
The FIR report registered against Tushar Gandhi following comments made about Bhagat Singh reveal the extent of the following that Singh now commands. But despite his epic popularity, his life and death are yet to be fully incorporated into accounts of mainstream Indian nationalism.
Young Arabs hint that Saudi Arabia’s repressive and interventionist policies might be punished by future communal Arab revenge
Nigel Watt explains the background to the violent protests and threats of election boycotts in the central African state
Vicken Cheterian describes the terrible legacy for the entire region of the Armenian genocide and the consequences of its continued denial by Turkey