The UK government needs to define its goals and the scope of its involvement in a campaign against Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen.
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.
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.
The Shia militant groups operating in Iraq, Lebanon and other parts of the Middle East share political and ideological connections, yet they also have their own nationalist goals.
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.
Iran prefers to engage Israel through its proxies, but the risk of escalation makes this a dangerous strategy.
So far, the revival of the ‘axis’ appears to be largely coming from Republicans, rather than the White House.
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.
As Israel prepares for a land invasion of Gaza, tensions are rising in the region between Iran and the US.
In our new research we examined popular music videos which drew on historical myths and contemporary clergymen to mobilise Iraq’s Shia population to fight the Islamic State.
A scholar who has closely followed reforms that MBS has made to Wahhabism, an austere form of Islam, explains the changes taking place in the Saudi kingdom and their impact.
Despite initiatives which appear to be normalising Suria’s relations with Arab states, Damascus remains isolated and insecure.
When it comes to chemical weapons, American condemnation, even if hypocritical, is still valuable.
Why have U.S. allies refused to grapple with American global violence, despite its horrific consequences and the fact that it clearly affects how the non-western world responds to the country?
In a survey of 1,600 people from across Mosul, we asked what they thought of the millions of dollars being spent to reconstruct the heritage sites of the city.