The disintegration of the so-called Islamic State since 2015, the decimation of its power structures in Iraq and Syria, the fall of its physical caliphate…View More The Challenges of Returning Foreign Fighters: The European Response(s)
Almost from the beginning of the Civil War in Syria, we’ve seen the state become a battleground for other, arguably larger, fights. The state is…View More Syria in the Middle
As the war against the so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq enters its final stages, the eyes of the world have begun to…View More The Future of Kurdistan: A New Nation or a Failed State?
On 12 March 2017, the war in Afghanistan reached day 6000. It is quickly becoming one of the longest wars in history, and has no…View More Day 6000: The War in Afghanistan Drags On
The three-year war in Yemen has escalated to new heights with the Southern Transitional Council (STC), also referred to as the Southern Separatists, capturing most…View More The War that Fails to End: The Capture of Aden, Yemen
On Friday, 2 February, Qatari Defence Minister Khalid bin Mohammad al-Attiyah was in Washington D.C. for a strategic defence dialogue with U.S. Secretary of Defence…View More How Qatar has Navigated the GCC Crisis: Some Lessons Learned
The £1,000 pounds-a-night Ritz-Carlton Riyadh has transformed into a luxury prison for those convicted of embezzlement as a part of Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s (MbS)…View More Saudi Arabia: Welcome to the Purge
Jerusalem, one of the holiest cities in the world, is seasoned with controversy and dispute. Observing the state of Israel in 2017, no major changes…View More The Greater Jerusalem F(Law)
In June 2018, Saudi Arabia will shed a distinction that it shares only with the Islamic State when it overturns a ban on women operating…View More Women take the Wheel: Social Revolution or Political Calculation?
On 12 October 2017 Fatah and Hamas signed a “preliminary reconciliation deal” in Cairo. This deal, seen as a rapprochement between Fatah and Hamas, will…View More The Fatah-Hamas Deal and its Implications for the Middle East Peace Negotiations
The Iranian nuclear deal (officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) is back in the news. The Washington Post reported that President Donald…View More Decertifying the Iranian Nuclear Deal: What Does It Mean and is it a Good Idea?
Early in his tenure as Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson asserted that the reorganization of USAID and the State Department would be his priority. The…View More Making Aid Great Again: The Restructuring of USAID