Demilitarising Gaza is being touted as part of a solution to the recent fighting. However, it's a potentially dangerous red herring
Europe's inaction on the Islamic State could have tragic consequences, for the Middle East and for Europe itself.
Israel wants to keep Hamas in the cold, but unless Europe works to encourage dialogue, the violence will continue
As bombs fall on Gaza, France's deep-rooted preoccupation with Israel and Palestine is causing division within French society
A toxic cocktail of greater radicalisation, lack of mediators and Binyamin Netanyahu do not bode well for the region
European countries are split over recognising Palestine at the United Nations, but moving foward, Daniel Levy offers seven points to takeaway from a European perspective.
Did Israel's “Operation Pillar of Defense” change the politics of the Middle East? Who are the winners and losers of the Gaza conflict – and what's next after the Israel-Hamas ceasefire?
What was the assessment that prompted Israel's operation in Gaza and what might that tell us about its intended outcome and trajectory? Of course the timing can be explained with the approaching elections in Israel. But that is only part of the story.
The outcome of the uprisings in North Africa is still in the balance and although it will be mainly up to the North Africans themselves to decide their future, Europe has a key role to play on the side of reform – especially Paris, Rome and Madrid.