Afghanistan faces a number of challenges internally and externally. Security and corruption are near the top of the list, but fixing Afghanistan's debilitated political system deserves greater attention.
The death of Asma Jahangir is not just a blow to Pakistan, but a collective loss to human rights campaigners around the world.
Why is it that mothers are often overlooked in efforts to prevent and counter violent extremism? They could be crucial to tackling the roots of radicalisation.
Israeli strikes in Syria last week could signal the beginning of a series of wars on Syrian territory that will overshadow the struggle for the removal of Bashar al Assad.
Is it in the interest of Syrian armed opposition groups, and specifically the Free Syrian Army, to ally with Turkey in Operation Olive Branch?
The humanitarian crisis in eastern Ghouta has reached alarming proportions. Residents suffer under a relentless and reckless bombing campaign carried out by Russia and the Syrian regime.
Could the rapprochement between Turkey and Russia lead to a long-term alliance or are both the countries simply cooperating for short-term gains?
A controversial citizens list in India could potentially be used as cover to force Muslims out of the northeastern state of Assam and "back" to Bangladesh.
Violence against Muslims is rarely labelled as "terrorism" but reputable scholarship on radicalisation and terrorism doesn't make a distinction between anti-Muslim violence and the violence perpetrated by groups like Daesh or Al Qaeda.
The Saudi authorities claim to have secured $100 billion through settlements with businessmen and royals. The details around the settlements are murky, but could Prince Waleed bin Talal's detention end up proving costly for the Saudis?
Turkey is a member of NATO but some NATO and European countries haven't backed its operation in Syria's Afrin. Are the dissenting countries fearful of Turkey's role in the Middle East?
Austrian society is increasingly polarised politically and socially.
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