Behind The News
March 27, 2014
The humiliating conditions facing Palestinians at the Rafah border crossing reflects how the rising tensions between Hamas and the Egyptian government are affecting the every-day lives of both Palestinians and Egyptians.
March 25, 2014
Why are Arabs disappointed with Erdoğan?
March 23, 2014
Today's context presents more challenges to the Iran-Saudi relationship than it perhaps did 20 or so years ago.
March 20, 2014
BBC World Service has played a large role in Iran's politics since the second World War.
March 18, 2014
The fate of Qalamoun is critical for both regime and opposition forces due to its strategic placement, both physically and chronologically in Syria's ongoing civil war.
March 16, 2014
Iraq can one day move away from Iran's powerful sphere of influence, Haider Saeed argues.
March 12, 2014
The partitioning of Libya is no longer the concern of pessimists alone but a tangible reality. Islamists are imposing their rule by force and the government and parliament are paralyzed. Is this the biggest mess Libya's been in living memory?
March 9, 2014
Iran and Israel, the best of enemies. Gareth Smyth delves into the relationship between these two foe states.
March 6, 2014
Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates withdrew their ambassadors from Qatar Wednesday representing one of the first public splits between the Gulf Arab allies in recent years over the role of Islamists in the region.
March 4, 2014
Is the Israel-US and even the Obama-Netanyahu relationship on the rocks or launching into a renewed era of strong ties?
March 2, 2014
Plans for a buffer zone in Syria highlight differences in American and Syrian National Coalition goals.
February 25, 2014
By the separation wall and decorating it with works of now-famous art (love him or hate him, see Banksy’s “Make hummus not walls”), are we tacitly accepting the existence of a wall that defies human rights?
Has America failed the Syrian people by failing to act decisively in the growing civil war?
February 23, 2014
MARAH MASHI takes us inside Homs, where only fighters and mice remain.
February 18, 2014
For 36 years, Iran and world powers have been discussing Tehran's nuclear program. As the conversation continues in a new round of talks set to commence this week, we take a look at the history of the ongoing nuclear negotiations.