The destruction of the al-Nuri Mosque and its minaret is a sad blow to Iraqi culture – and a rallying cry too.
Love, it is said, is a battlefield, and it was no more so than for the first goddess of love and war, Ishtar. Her legend has influenced cultural archetypes from Aphrodite to Wonder Woman.
A certain combination of demographics and corruption can lead to political upheaval.
What's so 'brotherly' about a major diplomatic spat?
The sustained assault on IS's two main strongholds could be followed by years of local and global insurgency.
Protests in Tunisia and Morocco show underlying causes of the Arab uprisings remain intact.
The world's response to two terrorist incidents in Iran was telling, and ominous.
Terrorist attacks in Iran are evidence that, in the Middle East, there are far too many moving parts for US President Donald Trump's recent trip to have changed much on the ground.
Saudi Arabia and Qatar have butted heads before, but this time seems different.
A 50-year-old conflict that redrew the Middle East in less than a week tells us a lot about how states can play the media.
Islamic State has destroyed globally-significant sites in Iraq and Syria, but not as wanton acts of destruction. Instead, they are calculated political and religious attacks.
For-profit corporations are deeply embedded in US national security infrastructure – and they're not going anywhere.
Already one of the world's most urgent humanitarian disasters, the situation in Yemen is only getting worse.
We asked an expert on diplomacy and foreign policy.
In the Middle East, tens of millions of young people have few opportunities – and plenty to be angry about.
As 1,300 prisoners went on strike for improved conditions, a wave of solidarity protests spread across the Palestinian Territories.
Of all the places for a jihadist militant group to operate, it would be hard to find a more conducive country than Libya.
A linguistics scholar explains why the loss of Arabic in Israel would be a loss of history, culture and possibly human rights.
Between an electorate hungry for change and a powerful hardline elite, Hassan Rouhani has his work cut out for him.
Trump avoided many of the missteps his critics feared, but he failed to acknowledge the presence of America's large Muslim population and its contribution to American society.