The Iraqi surge revisited

The surge remains America’s most famous and misleading myth in Iraq, writes Salah Nasrawi


Demonstrations in Fallujah

As Sunni protests in the Iraqi provinces of Salaheddin, Anbar and Nineveh continue, giant anti-government demonstrations are being held in the city of Fallujah, writes Nermeen Al-Mufti

Creative resistance, Israeli intransigence

Palestinians are turning to novel non-violent strategies to confront Israel’s ongoing colonial settlement policy, writes Khaled Amayreh in occupied Palestine


Failed or thwarted?

While the Syrian opposition has thus far failed to form a transitional government, some believe this may be because the US has not yet decided on what it wants in Syria, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus


Behind the embassy bombing

Does Turkey’s AKP face some kind of conspiracy or are Turkey’s chickens merely coming home to roost, asks Sayed Abdel-Meguid

Lebanon strikes Islamist suspects

A deadly military operation in the town of Arsal may be the first of many in Lebanon, writes Andrew Bossone

They bomb Al-Assad then mourn him

While Israel strikes Syria, Tel Aviv’s security officials are privately worried about losing Bashar Al-Assad and what may come next, writes Saleh Al-Naami


Jumping to Geneva 2

Opinions have varied over what was agreed at last year’s Geneva 1 meeting of the Syrian opposition, so perhaps it is time to move on to Geneva 2

Money beyond might

Gamal Nkrumah examines the implications of David Cameron’s trip to Tripoli

Mali and the Libyan connection

Libya has been a point of origin for the current conflict in Mali, but it may also become one of its victims, writes Hassan Fathi Al-Qashawi

Yemen’s smuggling and kidnapping sagas

The UN examines smuggled arms as EU members negotiate the release of Western hostages, reports Nasser Arrabyee

The troika falters

The creation of a new opposition coalition is putting pressure on Tunisia’s troika government, writes Lassad Ben Ahmed in Tunis

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