A short history of modern Iran-Iraq relations.
Iran has withdrawn from key elements of the 2015 nuclear deal. The UK should respond with caution – and flexibility.
It's very dangerous to assume that Iran will not escalate the crisis further, much less that the US could limit any violence that might ensue.
President Trump's Iran policy took a dramatic turn when the US killed Iran's top military commander in a drone strike. To avoid war, one foreign policy scholar says Trump has to reverse his stance.
'Solidarity tourism' has made Christmas a very busy time of year in Palestine.
A power-sharing agreement that shares power between Lebanon's different sectarian communities is no longer fit for purpose.
Information warfare has gone global. Here are some recent campaigns, and a couple of ideas about how to fight back.
There's little hope as we head into 2020 that Israel will negotiate in good faith with Palestinian leaders. Yet Israel will never be safe from attack until it does so.
Interviews with the Yazidi survivors of IS attacks that killed 3,100 people in 2014 reveal the emotional, cultural and spiritual scars of religious persecution.
Site of some of the most iconic images from the ongoing protests, Lebanon's second largest city, Tripoli is a place of contrasts and extremes.
The EU’s rhetoric after Turkey’s military incursion in Syria has not been backed by concrete action or a persuasive engagement with Erdogan’s government.
Lebanon's 1989 peace deal ended a civil war by sharing political power between religious factions. That created a society profoundly divided by religion – something today's protesters hope to change.
Iraq's 2005 constitution created a flawed political system built on sectarianism.
Kurdish women have fought on the front lines of military battles since the 19th century. A scholar explains the origins of Kurdistan's relative gender equality in a mostly conservative Muslim region.
Since defending northern Syria from the Islamic State, Kurdish people have established an egalitarian society where women are equal, democracy is direct and religious freedom is guaranteed.
Why the US decision to withdraw troops from northern Syria is so dangerous.
The US president's latest announcement portends a worrying outcome in a part of the world riven by years of conflict.
National security isn't just about warding off physical attacks. It's also about understanding cultural forces that drive a society to think, feel and act in certain ways, a political scientist says.
Immigrants and their descendants residing in the poorest peripheral cities of the state are the main supporters of the right, and Netanyahu in particular.
The US has historically asked for international support when brewing conflicts in the Middle East boiled over.