Open Briefing: Israel finally went to the ballots on Tuesday with the highest turnout since 1999. However, the exit polls are only half the battle won. The real test, as we saw in 2009, lies in actually cobbling together a sustainable coalition of the unwilling.
Open Briefing: Turkey is highly likely to seek a leading diplomatic role as the end of the Bashar al-Assad regime appears more likely but is unlikely to shut its border with Syria and highly unlikely to be involved in military action on Syrian territory.
Open Briefing: Recent developments at Iran's Parchin military complex centre on apparent sanitisation and landscaping efforts around a suspected explosives chamber, which suggest it is highly likely any nuclear-related activities at PMC have been suspended.
Open Briefing: Security news and strategic analysis from across the Middle East. Includes the Israel's response to Palestine's upgraded UN status and Pakistan's test of a nuclear-capable ballistic missile.
Open Briefing: Security news and strategic analysis from across the Middle East. Includes the regional fallout from the eight day Israel-Gaza conflict and the rebel capture of a helicopter base only 10 miles east of Damascus, Syria.
Open Briefing: While Israel – and Hamas for that matter – has the right of self-defense, it must take the lessons of Cast Lead and the Second Lebanon War to heart by meticulously observing proportionality, military necessity and the protection of civilians.
Open Briefing: Security news and strategic analysis from across the Middle East. Includes the escalation of the Israel-Gaza conflict and the recognition by Paris and Ankara of the Syrian National Coalition as the representative of the Syrian people.
Open Briefing: Security news and strategic analysis from across the Middle East. Includes the arrest of two members of the Kuwaiti ruling family for tweets deemed critical of the government and the murder of the chief of an anti-Taliban peace committee in Pakistan.