Middle East and North Africa

Trump’s Saudi speech hints at new risks

Trump’s speech in Saudi Arabia marked a shift in US positioning that is likely to feed rather than temper conflict conditions in the region

Iran’s Elections: what you need to know

On May 19, the Islamic Republic of Iran holds presidential elections, the first following the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement. Incumbent President Hassan Rouhani is running…

Time to bring Hamas in from the cold

The EU should welcome Hamas's new political platform and seize the opportunity to engage moderates within the movement