A selection of analysis from our coverage of the war in Gaza over the past fortnight.
Iran funds a large network of armed groups across the Middle East as part of its ambition to replace the US as regional power.
Social workers encountered challenges in providing their services in the aftermath of the Turkey earthquakes, facing obstacles outside of their control.
It has been one year since Turkey’s deadly earthquakes – the road ahead remains daunting.
The Biden administration has calibrated its strikes so as not to provoke a wider armed conflict in the region.
More than 85 locations linked to militias were hit in a robust response by Washington to an earlier deadly drone attack on a US base in Jordan.
The US attacks on military sites in Iraq and Syria are unlikely to further escalate conflict in the Middle East, he writes.
History tells us that US presidents tend to be cautious about foreign policy in an election year – especially in the Middle East.
Facing a parliamentary election in March, the Islamic Republic is trying to distract attention away from its economic woes with a show of strength.
Israel is effectively fighting a war on two fronts.
War is often described as long periods of waiting punctuated by short periods of terror – for the environment, the reverse is true.
The Taliban and the Islamic State group are among the militant groups that have been known to use civilians as human shields in the past, in order to try to shift their opponents’ war calculations.
A scholar who has studied Palestinian refugees for 20 years explains the history of their displacement and the stakes involved for those living in an indefinite exile.
As Israel prepares for a land invasion of Gaza, tensions are rising in the region between Iran and the US.
Countries like Egypt, Lebanon, Syria and Qatar all have a stake in the outcome of the war – but none want to be actively involved in fighting.
An architect from Homs in Syria on what happens to people whose homes are deliberately destroyed during war.
An interview with a Syrian architect about domicide: the deliberate destruction of homes during war. Listen to The Conversation Weekly podcast.
One way to prevent the destruction wrought by a devastating earthquake – like the one that hit Morocco in September 2023 – is to construct resilient homes and buildings.
Wars are no longer fought in the trenches, they’re fought in the streets and civilians are on the frontline.
Russian mercenary leader Yevgeny Prigozhin, the founder of the Wagner Group, reportedly died when a private jet he was said to be on crashed on Aug. 23, 2023, killing all 10 people on board.