Alia Brahimi is a specialist in terrorism and political trends in the Middle East and North Africa.
Battle for Mosul19 Mar 2017 10:10 GMT
As the battle for Mosul reaches its final stages, what we are witnessing is ISIL's transformation, not its demise.
Battle for Aleppo21 Dec 2016 08:28 GMT
Through distraction, rival elimination and fears of the Sunni population, ISIL seizes opportunities of Aleppo's war.
War & Conflict18 Oct 2016 13:50 GMT
The narrative of sovereignty by the Syrian government is based on a number of myths.
War & Conflict31 May 2016 07:11 GMT
The group's current battlefield losses will not automatically translate into meaningful victories for the coalition.
War & Conflict12 Mar 2015 10:35 GMT
To bring meaningful progress against ISIL, the 'spring offensive' must serve a broader political strategy.
Politics27 Jul 2014 08:59 GMT
A destructive mindset among Israelis justifies violence against Palestinians.
Politics31 Aug 2013 19:45 GMT
Responding only to the use of chemical weapons ignores the fundamental dynamics behind the violence.
Opinion18 Apr 2013 09:04 GMT
Closing Guantanamo will not only free 166 souls, but liberate the US from the strains of moral hypocrisy, writes author.
Iraq21 Mar 2013 11:06 GMT
The Iraq invasion cannot be reasonably described as a case of "humanitarian intervention", argues Brahimi.
Politics04 Mar 2013 16:21 GMT
Both the United States and Russia have laid out their political stakes when it comes to negotiating with Assad.
Politics08 Nov 2012 14:18 GMT
An increasingly disarrayed al-Qaeda is taking advantage of the Arab Spring and sowing chaos - even among themselves.
Politics19 Sep 2012 10:41 GMT
Millions of civilians, through no act or contract of their own, are now ensnared in an urban war, writes Brahimi.
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Dozens of Yazidi 'slaves' rescued by Iraqi troops
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Syria's war explained from the beginning
Philippines leader says N Korea 'wants to end world'
Is war coming to North Korea?
White House defends invitation to Philippines' leader
What is happening in Macedonia?
Turkey threatens more strikes on US-allied Syrian Kurds
Saudi Arabia arrests 46 over 2016 Medina mosque attack
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