Alain Gresh is the Director of Orient XXI, a journalist and expert in Middle East affairs. He is the author of 'L’Islam, la République et le monde', Fayard, 2014 among many other works.
The long read: Two years after acceding to the throne, King Salman faces mounting challenges; both regional and domestic, and questions around his succession remain unanswered, writes Alain Gresh.
The long read: The strategic alliance that recently appeared to bind Egypt and Saudi Arabia, seems to have been replaced by distrust on both sides. What's changed? asks Alain Gresh.
Comment: The EU's position towards Egypt sees a return to policies of the past, with support for dictators growing in the name of commercial interests, writes Alain Gresh
Comment: If Paris wants to facilitate the "peace process", it must recognise that the Israeli government is the stumbling block, and act accordingly, writes Alain Gresh
Comment: In part two of this two-part series, Alain Gresh argues the emerging regional order poses serious domestic and regional challenges to Egypt, which it is struggling to address.
Comment: In part one of this two-part series, Alain Gresh argues Egypt is struggling to follow an independent foreign policy and move out of the long shadow of Saudi Arabia.
Analysis: Dubai's police chief, Dhahi Khalfan al-Tamim, is known for speaking his mind, which has made him a renegade and maverick hero in the Gulf, says Alain Gresh.
The Arab intervention in Yemen shows that pushing back Iran's growing power is the top strategic priority for Saudi Arabia.
Comment: A pair of new books strive to answer questions about the future of the Muslim Brotherhood both in Egypt and the wider Arab world.
Blog: The French ambassador and journalist who died last month was probably the most influential journalist covering the Near East, not only in France, but around the world.
Blog: Activists pack the narrow streets of Matariya, risking death to stage peaceful protests against Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. And, as usual, local media distort the truth.
France has a long and time-honoured tradition of satirical media to which Charlie Hebdo firmly belonged. But it came a long way from its roots in the radical French left to supporting NATO intervention, opposing Palestinians and taking on Islam.
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