As Britain gets set to leave the EU, opportunities in the Middle East beckon.
A decision by a Bahraini court to reimpose the death penalty on two men whose convictions for the murder of a police officer are highly suspect raises questions about the UK’s role in efforts to reform Bahrain’s judiciary.
Three recent cases highlight the dangers for journalists and academics who analyse and cover the MENA region.
A US presidential executive order and a declaration by the British government signal that the definition of what constitutes anti-Semitism is about to be significantly broadened.
Syria – US permits and then opposes Turkish assault on the Kurdish north. Fears that IS may rise from the ashes.
Haftar’s military operation to take Tripoli seems to have failed. His foreign supporters. Need for an international conference and a political solution.
The practical and political consequences of the Abqaiq raid still not worked out. Iran blamed.
Discussion of BDS in Congress stalled. Some action in England. For Germany BDS is anti-Semitic.
Following elections likely Israeli government move towards annexation. Time to recognise Palestine.
Houthis claim the attack on Saudi oil facilities, Pompeo blames Iran, Trump hesitant. A major blow.