From insurgency to mini-state: The evolution of Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham.
Israel want to fight Hizbullah – when the moment arrives – in Lebanon but not in Syria.
The siege of Mosul is finished, the Gulf Wars are far from over.
What will happen to Islamic State after the recapturing of its key territories in Syria and Iraq?
The Iraqi borderlands and their existing highways to neighbouring countries remain a key factor in fuelling regional conflict.