Join the debate on February 4th, when the BBC’s star international correspondent Lyse Doucet will be chairing a line-up of Middle East experts, including Hurst author Madawi Al-Rasheed.
Dr Mike Martin will make the argument that conflict scholarship, and prevention, must increasingly look to biology and psychology in order to explain the most essential and everlasting question in our field: why do humans fight?
Seventy years on, at the heart of one of the world’s most volatile regions, in a country that still struggles to define itself, was it ever possible for Israel to become the moral super state?
Lipika Pelham charts the captivating history of Amsterdam’s Jews, from their integral role in the Dutch economic miracle and the Enlightenment to a sombre coda in 1942, when the Nazis herded them into the ‘Jewish Theatre’ for deportation to the camps.
Novelist Aatish Taseer talks about his search for the Brahmins and his attempt to understand his own estrangement from India through their ties to tradition.