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Sneha Reddy reviews The Great War and the Middle East, by Rob Johnson.
The likely result of the upcoming referendum in the Kurdish areas of Iraq will create a dilemma for the Iraqi state and foreign powers.
OPEC's second-biggest producer could possibly split in two — and start an oil war
United States backs UN efforts to resolve Libya crisis
The fighter-bomber became an important part of the RAF's campaign in North Africa during the Second World War.
Trump’s Bid to End Saudi-Qatar Stalemate Ends in Recriminations
Mohammed Emwazi's (also known as ‘Jihadi John’) killing plays both ways: as a success for Western natural justice and yet, at the same time, the creation of another martyr to the ISIS cause.
Russia is nowhere near as isolated or as bereft of options in Syria as Western governments would like to believe.
José Ciro Martínez and Brent Eng
The focus on cash and military equipment flows into Syria has neglected the role of food aid in sustaining the regime and the civil war
As the pattern of Russian air strikes on Syria becomes clear, we can now discern Putin’s campaign plan
Recent increases in Russia’s military presence in Syria not only help reinforce a regional ally in opposition to the West, but also ensure Russia’s prominent role in Syria’s political future, with or without Assad.
Joris D Kila
More concerted efforts are needed to protect cultural heritage from abuse and destruction in the Middle East and beyond
The UK government’s strategic narrative on the 2011 intervention in Libya had only mixed success in influencing the public’s view of the conflict
Ali M Ansari
The July 2015 Vienna deal revealed the domestic political dynamics that framed Iran’s room for manoeuvre in the negotiations
Despite the real threat posed by Daesh in Libya, its strength and coherence should not be exaggerated; the group remains only a single component in the country’s complex jihadist landscape
Tamir Libel and Emily Boulter
The IDF’s increasing dependence on UAVs has ensured Israel’s technological superiority over its Arab neighbours, but is unlikely to be extended across the Israeli military
The Blame Game: Holding Saudi Arabia responsible for Islamist terrorism lets Western governments off the hook
ISIS Just Started Using Female Suicide Bombers, But Boko Haram Has Been Doing It for Years—And Shows No Sign of Stopping
Foiled Sydney plot raises questions about how easily bomb was transported to Australia
How ISIS attracts women from Europe with false offer of 'empowerment'
Why ISIS Female Suicide Bombers Mean The End of The Caliphate Dream