Today's Middle East Analysis departs from its usual close examination of the key events playing out in the region and looks at Jihad. A number of countries in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region are undeniably at war. Over the summer months the headlines were dominated by the rise of Islamic State (formerly known as ISIS or ISIL) in Syria and Iraq. Its use of social media, the presence of significant numbers of radicalised westerner militants and the gruesome, violent beheading of two US journalists has brought today's topic into sharp focus.
Today's Middle East Analysis examines the devastating humanitarian disasters currently playing out in Gaza and Mosul. Looking to Gaza, at the point of writin...Read more
Today's 'Middle East Analysis' podcast leads on the eruption of violence in Iraq. Dr Harry Hagopian, our consultant on the Middle East North Africa region, t...Read more