Behind The News
September 19, 2013
In the 20 years since the Oslo Accords were signed in 1993, Palestinians have diplomatic representation all over the world and are recognised as a people outside of Israeli control. For all their criticism - were they the best thing to happen to Palestine in the last 20 years?
September 17, 2013
Women in Iran are swiftly making a name for themselves in the international arena for being fashionable, as they shake off the traditional clothing imposed on them by the Islamic regime.
September 15, 2013
The Lebanese law enforcement agencies have recently
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.