Thus far a modest market reaction and US President Donald Trump’s wish to avoid a major spike in oil prices as he gears up for his re-election campaign are signs that war is not the inevitable outcome of the Sulemaini assassination
The assassination of the Iranian Quds Force general Qassem Suleimani dramatically alters the political landscape of the Middle East. How Iran responds will determine if the region is marching toward a major war.
2019 has seen the biggest protests in the MENA region since 2011 together with ongoing wars, escalating tensions and economic and political insecurity.
The election of Abdelmajid Tebboune will achieve little unless he moves quickly to open up meaningful dialogue aimed at achieving a transition to democracy.
Three recent cases highlight the dangers for journalists and academics who analyse and cover the MENA region.
A maritime rights agreement between Turkey and the besieged Tripoli Government of National Accord draws Turkey deeper into the civil war in Libya.
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.
The goal of the 19th Doha Forum was to drive forward discussion of multipolarity in a world riven with conflicts and driven by bipolar confrontations.
Signs of rapprochement between Qatar and its Gulf neighbours but too early to assume the feud is over.
A proposal for a major expansion of the Jewish settler presence in Hebron seems likely to go ahead.