Behind The News
September 12, 2013
With Damascus' sudden willingness to participate in a discussion over the future of its politics as a result of a Russian arms proposal, it is clear the Russia is reasserting itself as a global leader. Russia is winning in Syria.
September 11, 2013
As the world marks the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Sinem Tezyapar argues that to be able to fully "defeat" radical Islam in the War on Terror, America must align itself with the "true Muslims".
September 8, 2013
An indepth look into the daily life and politics of a family, whose patriarch is a fighter for the Islamic State in Iraq and Al Sham (ISIS).
September 6, 2013
Continuous violence by the IDF against Palestinians is threatening the progress of the recently resumed peace talks between the Palestinians and Israelis.
September 4, 2013
Rami Khouri argues that although the dramatic politics of Syria is playing a crucial role in the region as the world awaits a potential US strike, Egypt's ousting of Morsi and the clashes with the Muslim Brotherhood are much more important.
September 2, 2013
Lebanon, well known for being a hubbub of culture and diversity in the Middle East, is also being increasingly rocked by the spillover from Syria and has been targeted by several violent attacks in the past month that are jeopardising its stability.
August 28, 2013
Musa Al Gharbi argues that the Western discourse on chemical weapons is increasingly toxic, and that is disquieting that these chemical weapons incidents seem to occur at these critical moments of progress for the Syrian regime.
August 26, 2013
Despite all the regional insecurity and turmoil, Israel has remained an oasis of calm and stability in the Middle East, making it the only beneficiary of the Arab Spring revolutions.
August 23, 2013
The Syrian conflict has attracted jihadists from around the Muslim world. The West and Western-friendly countries fear that with Assad's downfall Syria may befall the same fate as Afghanistan in the 1980s, becoming a safe haven for Islamists and a launchpad for deadly attacks abroad.
August 21, 2013
In the wake of Morsi's ousting and an upswing in violence across Egypt, anti-Americanism is at an all time high. Will the US be able to cling on to its alliance with the troubled country?
August 19, 2013
Society here seems to hang by a thread. Fighting continues and it is unclear who’s on what side. Checkpoints litter the city. The country is polarized in a way unimaginable.
August 17, 2013
Sino-Arab Trade has been on a fast track of growth in recent years, partly thanks to the Arab Spring.
August 14, 2013
In 2009, the water spring used by a Palestinian farming community for irrigation was seized by the Israeli military for an Israeli settlement built just over the hill, making life for the Palestinians a fight for survival.
August 12, 2013
As Syria's sectarian war rages on, the two factions of Al Qaeda, the Nusra Front and the Islamic State of Iraq, are struggling to remain unified in the face of leadership disputes.
August 10, 2013
Syria has oil and natural gas. But are these reserves vast enough to draw interest- and involvement- from the West?