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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to appoint ultra hardliner Avigdor Lieberman as defence minister is alarming and provocative in the extreme.Lieberman was added to the Netanyahu Cabinet after the resignation of defence minister Moshe Yaalon ...
By Musa Keilani - May 28, 2016 - Last updated at May 28, 2016 23:01
The battle for Fallujah was due to be a pan-Iraqi victory against Daesh, waged by all components of the Iraqi society.But the sudden appeara ...
By Project Syndicate - May 28, 2016 - Last updated at May 28, 2016 23:01
Over the last 35 years, Western democracies have seen a rapid rise in political instability, characterised by frequent shifts in governing p ...
By Walid M. Sadi - May 28, 2016 - Last updated at May 28, 2016 23:00
Turkey and the EU are locked in a serious dispute over visa waiver for Turkish nationals in return for Ankara living up to the accord struck ...
By Chris Patten - May 28, 2016 - Last updated at May 28, 2016 23:00
The end of the wretched campaign to take the United Kingdom out of the European Union against the advice of our friends around the world is ...
By Mark Leonard - May 28, 2016 - Last updated at May 28, 2016 23:00
Much of modern geopolitics seems to be following the plot from “Game of Thrones”, with many countries under so much political and economic s ...
By Rebeca Grynspan - May 28, 2016 - Last updated at May 28, 2016 22:59
In the quarter-century since the publication in 1990 of the first Human Development Report, the world has made astounding strides in reducin ...
By Rami G. Khouri - May 26, 2016 - Last updated at May 26, 2016 22:24
Two years or so since Daesh declared itself and its caliphate in parts of northern Syria and Iraq, we are now finally approaching the moment ...
By Jonathan Power - May 26, 2016 - Last updated at May 26, 2016 22:24
“ISIS [Daesh] is not an existential threat to the United States,” President Barack Obama told Jeffrey Goldberg of the Atlantic magazine rece ...
By George S. Hishmeh - May 26, 2016 - Last updated at May 26, 2016 22:24
It was significant that Clovis Maksoud, the former Arab League ambassador and a stalwart supporter of Palestinians, passed away on May 15, t ...

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