Iraq’s Long-term Future

As news came through of the re-capture of the Baiji oil refinery from ISIS, the campaign to drive ISIS from Iraq seems to be in … More

The Power Struggle for Yemen

Yemen provides the latest example of a clash of policy between the two Middle-Eastern powerhouses, Iran and Saudi Arabia. Iran … More

The Sultan’s Return

After eight months of treatment in Germany, Sultan Qaboos bin Said has returned to Oman. His medical treatment was described … More

Backing Syrian Rebels

The policies of the US and the coalition in the Syrian civil war have been met with disdain by Syrian … More

Statement on ISIS

The Holy Koran states that in the last days the ‘mufsidin fi al-ard,’ (those who corrupt the earth), will appear. … More