The world has singularly failed to find a path forward for Syria – or to stop the Assad government flagrantly violating all efforts to stop the conflict.
Press freedom has changed little in the past decade. If the African Union is to commit to the principles of democracy, it needs to do more to uphold freedom of expression and protects its journalists.
When anti Jewish rhetoric emerges into the light, it is worth reminding ourselves of the dark history at its root.
A model Palmyra's Arch of Triumph, made in Italy from Egyptian marble, has been installed in London's Trafalgar Square. Is this such a good thing?
Israeli politicians have become obsessed with their country's global image – and they're shoring it up by cracking down on the debate at home.
The Obama administration likes to say it won't put "boots on the ground" in Iraq – but that's increasingly at odds with reality.
The US has been mounting semi-secret drone strikes in Yemen for years – and it seems the UK has been deeply involved.
Although not an intuitive conclusion, the Brussels attacks are actually indicative of Islamic State's growing decline and desperation.
If you take Donald Trump at his word, what would his foreign policy look like?
The Russian president is proving he has learned what America didn't: to quit while ahead.
Speaking to The Atlantic, the president didn't leave anything out – except the bit where thousands died and millions lost their homes.
There's enough water under the ground to form a lake 100m deep over the earth.
Stopping the conflict in Syria means solving a horrible array of intertwined, intractable problems.
Two of Iran's more moderate political factions have joined together to make sure they're not shut out of parliament.
As usage continues to grow in the region, what's the ongoing dynamic between the Middle East and social media? It's complicated.
A 'draft' cabinet document suggests the idea that refugees are a potential source of terrorism and radicalisation will soon shape Australia’s humanitarian resettlement policy.
The idea that the use of force should be a last resort is at the core of the world's security balance – and it's being trashed.
Arnaud Mercier spoke with Stephen Brady, Australia's ambassador to France, about Australia's role in the fight against terrorism, and his own country's approach to creating a multicultural society.
The agreement so enthusiastically received by the world is less a leap forward than a cynical act of self-preservation.
There is no guarantee that a partitioned Syria would create a more stable environment. Many Syrians would reject partition and would attempt to reverse it.