Middle East

Syria, and the unintended effects of ‘toppling evil tyrants’ in the Middle East

Joshua Landis and Martino Diez | 10 Dec 2018 | ABOVE |  
tags: Middle East, religious minorities, Sunni Islam, Syria

Migration Population in Middle East doubles in ten years

Marcus Roberts | 18 November 2016 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Middle East, migration, Syria civil war

The Middle East needs education and jobs for the young

Zahir Irani | 11 August 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: education, Middle East, youth unemployment
And international help to make it possible.

Avoiding disaffected Middle Eastern youth

Shannon Roberts | 08 March 2016 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: demography, Middle East, technology, youth unemployment

How political crises in the Muslim world created ISIS

Harith Bin Ramli | 3 Mar 2016 | ABOVE |  
tags: ISIS, Islam, Islamic State, Middle East

Yemen? Remind me what’s happening there…

Sophia Dingli | 09 July 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Middle East, war, Yemen
More than 2,800 people are dead there – so why aren’t we outraged?

A net assessment of the Middle East

George Friedman | 10 June 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Islamic State, Middle East, Stratfor, Turkey
Secularism is dying. Islam is reviving. But what comes next is anyone's guess.

A Palestinian Gandhi

Izzy Kalman | 27 April 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Israel, Middle East, non-violence, Palestine, peace
"Palestinian freedom must pass through Jewish hearts and minds," says non-violence activist Ali Abu Awwad.

The Middle Eastern balance of power matures

George Friedman | 01 April 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: balance of power, Iran, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Turkey
The US is taking a back seat and allowing regional powers to slug it out.

Demographic change spells trouble across Middle East

Tristan Dunning | 13 March 2015 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: demography, Israel, Lebanon, Middle East, Turkey

How have Syrian rebels become so radical?

Nader Hashemi | 16 December 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Islam, Middle East, radical Islam, Syria
An expert on Syria says that young people are attracted by a simplistic and delusional ideology.

The Islamic State reshapes the Middle East

George Friedman | 26 November 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Islamic State, Middle East, terrorism, Turkey
Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia and the US have all been deeply affected by the success of the terrorists.

Turkey, the Kurds and Iraq: the prize and peril of Kirkuk

Reva Bhalla | 08 October 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Middle East, Stratfor, Turkey
The Turkish government is looking at Iraq and Syria in a way similar to its stance almost a century ago. .

Iraq and Syria follow Lebanon’s precedent

George Friedman | 28 August 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Iraq, Middle East, Stratfor, Syria
A strong case can be made that the nation states created a century ago in the Middle East are now defunct.

Is the Arab Muslim world committing “societal suicide”?

Mohammed al-Sanduk | 24 February 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: history of science, Islam, Middle East
Ironclad intellectual restriction is responsible for the failed societies of the Middle East, not foreign intervention.

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