It’s not ideology, Islam or radicalism that fuels ISIS; it’s poverty, control of oil wealth by corrupt rulers and a lack of positive opportunities, argues Thomas Piketty.
With ISIS on one side, the Assad dictatorship on the other, and the proxies of Western and Middle Eastern countries filling in the gaps, what hope is there for ordinary Syrians to live in peace?
Writer and curator Shumon Basar had to leave home to find his own perspective.
Photographer Lindsay Mackenzie explains how to use Instagram to challenge the mainstream media’s sensationalised portrayal of the Middle East.
Hanif Qadir joined Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan 13 years ago, now he’s helping prevent young Londoners from repeating his mistake.
Documentary Point and Shoot reveals Matt VanDyke’s incredible 35,000 mile motorbike journey through the Middle East.
As the media sets its sights on Tunisia once again for the country’s first democratic presidential election, Lindsay’s Mackenzie’s Instagram project reveals snapshots of the everyday lives sidelined by the explosive coverage of the region.
A new documentary film looks beyond the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to capture a story of surfing in the Middle East.