While we may not know the future of the Islamic State, it is clear that Baghdadi has steered the organisation back to prominence.
Today’s gloomy reading of the Arab spring tends to overlook a fundamental factor, which not only explains the regrettable turn of the recent revolutionary upheavals, but also holds the key to resuscit
Today, the Middle East is experiencing the collapse of the notion that Arab states can accommodate religiously diverse societies. This is not a problem that a foreign power can resolve.
Three distinct timelines are shaping developments in the Middle East. Understanding each is essential to craft an effective strategy in the region.
Nouri al-Maliki’s fitful departure from Iraq’s premiership recalled many other cliffhanger exits by unpopular political leaders.