Middle East and North Africa

To fix Iraq, don’t lose sight of Syria

A fundamental ingredient is still missing in shaping a coherent – though challenging – strategy for targeting IS in Iraq

Fighting the Islamic State in Iraq

With Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki resisting calls to step down, US military strikes risk having little effect in combatting the Islamic State (IS)

Time to talk to Hamas

Israel wants to keep Hamas in the cold, but unless Europe works to encourage dialogue, the violence will continue