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Iraq summit creates good headlines but little else

03 June, 2015

Analysis: A Paris summit on combating IS gave the illusion of action but revealed divisions in the US-led coalition against the group, says Zak Brophy.

Divided and disparate bed fellows eye up Anbar counter-offensive

21 May, 2015

The fall of Ramadi was a blow to the US backed strategy against IS, putting both Baghdad and Washington on the back foot and exposing the failure of Iraqi politics.

Keeping power in check: this week in human rights

15 May, 2015

Blog: A weekly digest of the main human rights issues across the Arab world for the week 8-15 May, 2015.

Syrian rebels declare war on IS in Qalamoun mountains

12 May, 2015

Opposition forces in Syria open a new front against the Islamic State group while under attack from Hizballah and Syrian government forces.

UK election: all is clear as mud

06 May, 2015

Analysis: Fringe parties could become kingmakers as an all-out majority looks increasingly unlikely for either of the main parties, says Zak Brophy.

British Arabs start to find their political voice

01 May, 2015

Despite large, well established Arab communities in the United Kingdom they have never been well represented in politics. But that is starting to change with a more assertive younger generation.

Middle East wars and the British Arab vote

29 April, 2015

Military interventions in the Middle East have defined much of the UK's foreign policy for the past 15 years. What is their legacy among British Arab voters?

Making sense of the UK elections

29 April, 2015

Britain's upcoming elections have ramifications for both the people of the Arab world and the Arab and Muslim communities within the UK.

Assad on Idlib: Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose

17 April, 2015

Analysis: Syrian president puts on brave face in interview with Swedish newspaper Expressen, downplaying loss of the provincial capital Idlib at the end of last month.

Keeping power in check: this week in human rights

17 April, 2015

Blog: A weekly digest of the main human rights issues across the Arab world: week 11-17 April, 2015.

Pakistan parliament rejects Saudi call to join Yemen coalition

09 April, 2015

Pakistan parliament has voted to remain 'neutral' in the Yemen conflict after an intense debate as the country manoeuvres its way between loyalties to Saudi Arabia and Iran.

Aid agencies struggle to support Yemen's trapped civilians

02 April, 2015

Civilians are increasingly falling victim to the ravages of war in Yemen and yet humanitarian agencies are struggling to get their resources to those most in need.

Zak Brophy
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