Middle East and North Africa

Who will stop Libya’s implosion?

No local combatants in the civil war or their regional backers are ready to compromise or land knockout blow

An alternative to intifada

With the Palestinian Authority’s credibility at an all time low, many fear that an uncontrollable explosion of popular anger could snowball into an uprising against both Israel and the PA

Israel’s spinning moral compass

Apparent wall-to-wall consensus in favour of the Gaza offensive among the Israeli public masks a deep internal moral malaise

Europe desperately seeking answers on Iraq

While the crisis in Iraq deepens, Europe has been slow to react – reluctant to be drawn into another quagmire in the region.