Tallha Abdulrazaq is an award-winning academic and writer, with a specialism in Middle Eastern strategic and security affairs.
The parallels between Daesh and violent white ultranationalists should inspire everyone to be vigilant against a rising tide of far-right terrorism and the mainstream narratives that enable it.
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is desperately trying to stir up Israeli nationalist sentiment as he finds himself battling re-election, corruption scandals and now a spat with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The 'defeat' of Daesh will lead to a rebirth of Daesh that could make them more dangerous, and harder to fight.
Returning militants are a security concern but also an opportunity for European states to heal.
When Islamophobes convert to Islam, it's an opportunity for everyone to build bridges.
If the US genuinely wanted to counter Iran, and strengthen Iraq, it would put its considerable resources towards helping Iraqis build an authentic national movement that represents all Iraqis.
The Iraqi government has surprised everyone by warming up to the idea of a friendship with Israel.
A Human Rights Watch report on the treatment of children in custody of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Iraq should lead to an inquiry and accountability by the Iraqi government.
Trump has undermined what's left of Iraq's sovereignty, but are those who cry wolf over it any different?
Saudi Arabia's criticism of the US Senate resolution is unconvincing and is a sign that US-Saudi relations could be further tested under a Democrat-led Congress next year.
The death of George Bush Senior will be remembered mostly for the wars he caused and the destruction he visited upon the Middle East. In America, the whitewhashing begins.
Saudi Arabia's MBS is attempting to resuscitate his career by publicly mixing with foreign leaders, but it may be too late.
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