Tallha Abdulrazaq is an award-winning academic and writer, with a specialism in Middle Eastern strategic and security affairs.
Iraq has always played a defining role in the destiny of the Middle East, but its sovereignty is being threatened by its all-powerful neighbour and the US.
Most of the international community seems to be welcoming MBS back into their club after publicly snubbing him at the previous G20 meet.
The scathing report from the UN and the calls for the FBI to get involved in the Jamal Khashoggi murder investigation fell on deaf ears in the US. Why? Because money trumps morals.
Egypt's first democratically elected president has died in the custody of a government that repeatedly ignored his deteriorating health and kept him in constant solitary confinement.
The origins of the attacks in the Gulf of Oman remain a mystery, but the message behind the attack is as clear as day.
Saudi Arabia may finally be realising that its marginalisation of Qatar has only strengthened Iran.
Boris Johnson's record is riddled with lies and racism and could further encourage the xenophobic wave sweeping Europe.
Three renowned scholars will reportedly face execution after Ramadan. Even beyond the Khashoggi murder, such a ruling means the crown prince will stop at nothing to retain absolute power.
The Saudis and Emiratis have the ear of the US president and are likely pushing for a confrontation with Iran - but they might end up disappointed as the 'America First' president does not have an appetite for war.
Forgiving war criminals is just one more way to dehumanise citizens of those countries that the US fights wars against.
Abu Bakr al Baghdadi's video appearance is an attempt to revive the morale of a group that has suffered heavy losses and is looking to rebrand itself.
The execution of 37 prisoners in Saudi Arabia is a scathing indictment of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's 'liberalising reforms'.
Subscribe to our Youtube channel for all latest in-depth, on the ground reporting from around the world.
Copyright © 2019 TRT World.