Iraq’s intra-Shia conflict and its nationwide protests risk pushing the country from precarious peace to civil war.
Syria’s women on love, hope, terror and life in civil war.
Libya, decimated by violence, is a safe haven for drugs, human trafficking, smuggling and global crime.
Dr. Thaier Al-Hussain on revolution, Islamic State and conflict in war-time Raqqa.
After leaving Raqqa, Dr. Thaier Al-Husain sat down in Yeovil to talk revolution, ISIS and coping with the legacy of the nine-year war in Syria.
The territory has been at the heart of war and peace in the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Yesterday, Donald Trump and Netanyahu pushed the Middle East closer to regional war, and in-turn dismantled the final pieces of the Middle East peace process.
As the Syrian War marks another year of war, multiple political and humanitarian crises threaten to extend the conflict.
Resignations, arrests and protests: what is happening in Mitrovica, Kosovo?
Gaza’s crisis in 2018 is pushing both Israel and Hamas towards war and political crisis.
In a post-ISIS landscape, the challenges of corruption and climate change in Iraq’s new politics.
In an interview with Ahmed Al-Hani, he discusses the Libyan Revolution and its descent into instability and criminality.
With the Sunni revolt over, what next for post-Saddam Iraq?
The conflict with the ISIS-led Sunni insurgency was a symptom not the cause of Iraq’s crises.
Syria's information war on social media spiralled out of control long ago.
The end of the sieges of Eastern Ghouta and Afrin mark a new phase in the Syrian War.
Syria is a global battlefield, the latest phase in a multi-generational regional war.
Most wanted list released by government in Baghdad, Iraq.
What is happening in northern Syria?
“It has become a city of ghosts, it is filled with the smell of death and blood.”
The rising threat of white supremacist terrorism and the evolution of Salafi jihadism should concern us all.
With little accountability or transparency, could British soldiers face war crimes investigations in another Middle Eastern conflict?
ISIS has lost its final territories around Baghuz. However, the organisation has lost none of its potency.
Syria's war continues, but when it ends, the conflict’s legacy will continue for the survivors for generations.
“I have Syria in my mind and my heart, in my blood.”
Counterinsurgency and state-building in the Sinai?
“Saddam Hussein’s family has become the scapegoat of the Iraqi government for their failure to create security and stability in Iraq”
Who was responsible for the fall of Mosul?
"We are looking to Syria with concern because of the growing Iranian presence in the country."
As Islamic State's territories crumble, the conflicts in the region enter a new phase.
Did an assassination attempt on George H.W Bush in the 1990s cause the Iraq War?
Afghan human rights activist Dr. Nasimi discusses the Soviet-Afghan War, the Taleban and the refugee crisis.
Decades of persecution culminated in genocidal violence against the Yezidis.
From Tunis to Tel Aviv to Damascus, Mr. Orto discusses the Middle Eastern crisis.
Crackpots and opportunists in President Trump's government will continue the brutalisation of Western society and politics.
Following wars in 1978, 1982, 1993, 1996 and 2006, the latest confrontation between Israel and Lebanon could prove to be the bloodiest.
The hawkish visions of Syria are littered with ideas that are extremely difficult to defend.
Robert Fisk's journey into Lebanon and the horrific dynamics of civil war in the Middle East needs reading.
ISIS's threat to Europe is rooted in uncomfortable truths about its Western supporters and fighters.
Is the rise of the ISIS the catalyst for the disintegration of Iraq as a nation state?
After the conclusion of the 50-day war in 2014, the tensions continued to bubble beneath the surface in Israel and the Palestinian Occupied Territories.
Warlordism, sectarianism, tribalism and jihadism is becoming the new status quo in the Middle East's collapsed states.
Intervention, drone warfare, civil war and intra-jihadist conflict: How have AQAP risen to power in Yemen?
From insurgency to mini-state: The evolution of Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham.
Zawahiri’s latest video critiquing ISIS and HTS demonstrates that the contest for leading global jihad is not over.
Crimes against humanity, ethnic cleansing and genocide have reshaped Syria.
“The source of an Arab or Palestinian revolt will be a combination of growing nationalism, economic and social difficulties and growing resentment.”
Nino Orto speaks to ex-jihadist on UK’s internal security threats.
Hitler’s War of Annihilation
A generation gap is at the heart of an identity crisis in the Druze community in the occupied Golan, reports Nino Orto.
Returning from Bangladesh, journalist Emma Pomfret discusses the war on the Rohingya Muslims.
Famine is being used as a weapon of war in Yemen.
Israel want to fight Hizbullah – when the moment arrives – in Lebanon but not in Syria.
Director of the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies at Tel Aviv University, Professor Uzi Rabi, in exclusive for Osservatorio Mashrek.
The Silk Roads present opportunities and nightmares for post-Brexit Britain.
Dr. Ahron Bregman on Israeli-Hezbollah relations and the current tensions between the rivals in Lebanon and Syria.
What will happen to Islamic State after the recapturing of its key territories in Syria and Iraq?
Washington is playing yesterday's game in the Middle East: The new administration will only deepen the crisis.
Mexico’s conflict has rippled across continents.
Didion’s war-time El-Salvador is an eerie and chilling landscape.
A flawed, but intriguing looks at the dynamics of Camorra, one of Italy’s most brutal criminal organisations.
The British drug war, as seen through the eyes of an undercover policeman.
With Libya broken by war, and plagued by corruption and weak institutions, crime is flourishing.
Mexico’s unfinished wars in the 1980s have fused with the disastrous ‘War on Drugs’.
The Mexican Drug War and its wider conflict comes to London’s doorstep.
Dying for the Truth is an unfiltered, horrifying account of the fallacy of the Mexican Drug War and the conflict the international community ignored.
A sobering read about the conflict the world forgot.
To understand drug trafficking is to understand modern economics. The only way the cartels can function is, contrary to popular culture, not by being an outcast in the economic system, but by being a fundamental part of it.