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 war in Afghanistan is not about the Taleban or Al-Qa'ida anymore.
“There is no lack of Islamic militant groups here. You just haven’t heard of them yet.”
New rivalries and conflicts will ignite after the fall of Mosul.
Six ways Israel's stunning victory in 1967 reshaped the region.
Catastrophic wars, dirty politics and political strife in the West is strengthening British jihadists.
Decades ago, American military and intelligence communities did nothing to stop Saddam Hussein's chemical attacks.
Even if Mosul falls, disputes between the Shi'a, Sunni and Kurdish political and military factions will lead to Islamic State's return.
“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?
“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 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.
Violence, massacre and refugees dominate a turbulent landscape in Central America.
The ‘Blood Avocados’ phenomenon illustrates a key point; The Mexican Drug War is about more than the narcotics trade.
A thorough analysis of Los Zetas and an in-depth look at the Mexican conflict and its causes while breaking down the structure of a savage enterprise tearing the country apart.
150,000–200,000 Mexican men, women and children have been killed or disappeared in drug-related violence
Gangster Warlords has immersive personal stories and characters and is the perfect introduction to Latin America’s violent crime wars.