1979 not only transformed the region but led to global repercussions still being felt 40 years later.
The most prominent Gulf nations are normalising ties with Israel without gaining any concessions from the Israelis. Why has Kuwait not followed its closest allies?
Pakistan's dynamic with Saudi Arabia has historically been of subservience, but the latest visit by Saudi Arabia's crown prince shows that the nature of the relationship could be changing.
Morocco's spat with Saudi Arabia has been on the cards for a long time, and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman can't afford for Rabat to distance itself from the Saudi kingdom.
Corruption allegations surrounding the Indian government's aviation deal with France have the potential to lead to a defeat for Modi's government in the upcoming election.
Russia and Iran have cooperated for years to ensure the survival of Bashar al Assad's regime in Syria but as the war winds down, are the two countries competing for a different future in Syria?
The nation-state project hasn't worked in the Middle East and is fragmenting across the world. Can it be salvaged?
The late Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky, before his rivals murdered him, strung together a few immortal words, “You might not be interested in war, but war is interested in you.”
Is Egypt's Abdel Fattah el Sisi becoming president for life?
Part III: A Sign of Things to Come - this is the third in a series of articles that looks at how the Iranian Revolution came to be in 1979, and where it has led Iran over the course of four decades.
Both Iran and Saudi Arabia are advancing domestic arms programs in the region’s Cold War.
With closer relations among countries in the Horn of Africa, there are talks of great economic integration, but Somalia would be the loser if that went ahead too soon.
Qatar's departure from OPEC has exposed the creaky foundations of the oil cartel.
Does Benny Gantz represent a change in the Israeli establishment, or will he bring more of the same?
Thailand is between a rock and a hard place trying to pick who it is more willing to upset; Bahrain and the GCC or Australia, human rights organisations, and football's governing bodies.
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