The Kurdish referendum on independence may have delayed such an outcome for many years.
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
Lebanon has remained stable despite the war in Syria, but once it winds down will the Lebanese situation worsen?
Economist Jad Chaaban talks about the challenges to Lebanon’s economy, but suggests that not all is bad.
Two years ago Barack Obama warned Russia that it was entering a Syrian quagmire. Moscow is still laughing.
The recent Hamas-Fatah reconciliation may reflect shifting dynamics in negotiations on Gaza, both regionally and internationally.
Egypt and Palestinian parties have strong tactical reasons to make the reconciliation deal work.
Ziad Doueiri shows that a film can help create a collective Lebanese memory, facilitating reconciliation.
In an interview, author James Barr discusses why his book on the Franco-British rivalry in the Middle East remains relevant today.
In an interview, Kurdish journalist Fazel Hawramy discusses the legacy of the late Jalal Talabani.