A deterioration of the political situation in Palestine could adversely impact the COVID-19 crisis and directly impact local civilians in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.
Governments in the Middle East are deploying the language and infrastructure of war in their COVID-19 response strategies, often resulting in overreach.
The Iranian government is campaigning for US sanctions to be lifted immediately over the COVID-19 crisis. Some friendly countries are joining in.
Its defeat in Syria may now give way to new dangers.
Despite losing territories, the self-styled Islamic State (IS) continues to remain resilient by reinventing its propaganda. To counter violent extremism proponents should keep themselves abreast of the IS ‘post-territorial defeat narrative’.
The Obama and Trump administrations have supported a military coalition that has inflicted profound and deadly damage on Yemen. A human rights scholar says the US is complicit in genocide.
UK and US relations with Saudi Arabia were already under serious scrutiny – even before the disappearance of a prominent Saudi journalist.
In 1993 the Oslo Accords were struck in optimism, but a quarter of a century later little has changed - and there's no real prospect it ever will.