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Worlds apart: Labour and Tories on Syria and beyond

Hilary Aked

Worlds apart: Labour and Tories on Syria and beyond

Comment: With a UK general election just six weeks away, Hilary Aked takes a look at the gulf separating Britain's two major parties on foreign policy in the Arab world.

Syria's revolution was nothing to do with sectarianism

Sam Hamad

Syria's revolution was nothing to do with sectarianism

Comment: The Syrian revolution was about Syrians uniting, regardless of confession, but Assad and Iran are deliberately cultivating sectarianism ...

Bet on Syrians, not Syria

James Denselow

Bet on Syrians, not Syria

Comment: For too long, discussions about the future of Syria have focused on visions of Syria itself rather than the visions of Syrians, writes ...

France's approach to Islam: From the Enlightenment to today

Jalila Sbai

France's approach to Islam: From the Enlightenment to today

Comment: The French system, incapable of recognising and confronting its own ...

Usaid Siddiqui

What role for Pakistan in 'Muslim Nato'?

Comment: Pakistan's Raheel Sharif was recently appointed head of the Islamic Military Alliance, but Lahore should instead look to play a 'neutral arbiter' role, writes Usaid Siddiqui.

Khalid Al-Karimi

Will Hodeida become Yemen's next tragedy?

Comment: Hodeida is a city already devastated by poverty, but as the fighting edges closer, there are concerns that a fresh humanitarian crisis is looming, writes Khalid Al-Karimi.

Naveed Ahmad

A Sino-Russian love-hate affair

Comment: The China-Russia alliance could yet cement, but Putin would have to accept the role of junior partner, with China being the dominant player, writes Naveed Ahmad.

Guterres' UN: A window for change in Western Sahara?

Samir Bennis

Guterres' UN: A window for change in Western Sahara?

Comment: Samir Bennis asks what the language of the UN's recent report on the Western Sahara might indicate about finding a solution to the ...

A new era of uncertainty for Turkey

Tallha Abdulrazaq

A new era of uncertainty for Turkey

Comment: There are many fundamental similarities between Ataturk's rule, and the system of governance soon to be in place under Erdogan, writes Tallha Abdulrazaq.

Nael M. Shama

Inside the Arab mind: Questions on Syria and beyond

The long read: Nael Shama asks what future lies ahead for Arab societies, if the choice - six years after the Arab Spring, is between tyrannical regimes and Islamist parties.

Imad K. Harb

Spinning the wheel: Trump won't do much about Syria

Comment: Donald Trump has no idea what he's doing, writes Imad K. Harb.

Paul Iddon

It's high time for a restoration of Iraq-Saudi relations

Comment: Baghdad could be a mediator between Riyadh and Tehran, helping to reduce tensions across the Middle East, writes Paul Iddon.