Articles by: "Mohammed Ayoob"
President Erdogan: Turkey’s uncrowned sultan

President Erdogan has achieved his long-cherished ambition to be acknowledged as the uncrowned sultan of Turkey. However, his goal has been attained at great cost to the country. Turkey is divided down the middle regarding …

Pakistan’s uncertain future

On 16 February a suicide bomber blew himself up in the main hall of the shrine of Pakistan’s most popular sufi saint, Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, killing at least 88 people, including 21 children. The shrine …

Trump takes on Tehran

America’s new President seems to be painting himself into a corner. The Muslim travel ban has misfired with one court decision after another challenging the rationale that it was necessary in order to provide security …

The inevitability of the one-state solution

The Obama administration’s decision last month not to veto the Security Council resolution condemning the building of Jewish settlements in occupied Palestine was akin to closing the barn door after the horse had bolted. The …