If this is Obama’s Mideast balancing act, God help us

  By James F Jeffrey   The Middle East remains the most dangerous,...

Why Turkey finally went to war in Syria

  By Faysal Itani     The United States may finally have a pr...


Why Obama wouldn’t aid Iran’s Green Revolution

By Eli Lake   One of the great hypotheticals of Barack Obama’s presi...

I’m a proud black woman — my son looks white

  By Sa’iyda Shabazz   When I found out I was pregnant, ...

Ghouta Rules: Justice waiting for Assad

  By Makram Rabah In the course of human history tyrants such as Bashar ...

Suu Kyi’s challenge is to share, not wield power

  By Pankaj Mishra Yangon is suddenly a city of phablets. Nowhere in Asi...

Why terrorists’ names and faces should be published

  By Noah Feldman   Major media outlets in France have recently de...

Thai probe underlines divide in rebel groups

  By Don Pathan Aspate of bombings that killed four people and injured a...

At least this week, Trump playing to win

By Julie Pace   Donald Trump’s turbulent summer has been shadowed by...

Security and guarantees — two thorniest issues in Cyprus talks

  By Soyalp Tamcelik   The Cyprus conundrum is seen as an issue of...

This is the ‘fuse’ that ignites California’s explosive fires

  By  Darryl Fears     Californians had prayed for an ...

Jerusalem is a religious  inferno waiting to happen

By Dr Daud Abdullah   Despite a news blackout, events on the ground con...

Trump, Mateen and the question of belonging

By Janell Ross   In the course of American history, a relatively shortlist...

Under siege in Aleppo, any kind of day-to-day life is impossible

By Hugh Naylor   The past four years have been hell for Aleppo native Mo...

Failure of Turkey coup ‘to revitalise Arab Spring’

  By Khalid Mejdoub A bu Zaid Al Muqri Al Idrisi, a prominent Moroccan t...

Limiting voting won’t make democracies better

Eric Schliesser   By Eric Schliesser and Tom Van Der Meer Is it time to r...

Russia-Iran cooperation in  Syria sends message to US

  By Bradley Klapper   Tuesday’s missions were unprecedented...

Denmark’s nice, yes, but Danes live better in US

By Tyler Cowen   During the Democratic primary season, Bernie Sanders st...

Putin wedged between war and diplomacy

By Andrew Osborn   Ukraine says it thinks Vladimir Putin is planning a n...

UK faces legal challenge over strategy to stop radicals

  By Michael Holden   To his detractors, including the British g...

Lessons of the failed Soviet coup

  By Stephen Sestanovich   Twenty-five years ago this week, a gr...