Palestinians flee from the southern outskirts of Gaza City last November. AFP
The Gaza war is brutal, but hardly transformational

More people have died and been displaced than during the first Nakba, but it won't change the region fundamentally

March 27, 2024, 2:00 PM
Israel’s strong support within the international community after Hamas’s attack on October 7 has waned quickly. Getty
Two months in, we can see the losers and winners in Israel’s Gaza war

The longer the conflict continues, the more fortunes change

December 08, 2023, 6:45 AM
Sudan has been rocked by successive rounds of violence this summer. AFP
The Mena region is teetering between conflict resolution and chaos

Countries have keenly sought to de-escalate tensions, but it would be easy for things to spiral out of control

July 06, 2023, 7:00 AM
The flags of United Arab Emirates and Iran at the Iranian Pavilion of Expo 2020, in Dubai on February 7. AFP
The UAE-Iran diplomatic reset is part of a greater focus on regional stability

It is a culmination of four years of talks on many levels between Abu Dhabi and Tehran

August 24, 2022, 4:00 AM
US soldiers disembark from a CH-46 Chinook helicopter at Bagram Air Base in 2002. AFP
Lessons from Afghanistan for the Gulf

It is time to reduce dependence on Washington in the strategic realm

August 17, 2021, 1:13 PM