Bill Law

Bill Law

Bill Law is a Middle East analyst. Formerly a BBC journalist, he has worked extensively in the region and is a frequent contributor to Al Jazeera. 

Israel

Trump's 'ultimate deal' faces ultimate failure

Despite their best efforts, Trump's 'peace envoys' have failed to secure support for their deeply flawed plan.

Trump's 'ultimate deal' faces ultimate failure

Qatar

FIFA and the politics of a Gulf feud

FIFA is being dragged into the Gulf's internal rivalries and that does not bode well for the federation.

FIFA and the politics of a Gulf feud

Human Rights

Two court cases the UAE and Bahrain are hoping the West forgets

The court appeals of activists Ahmed Mansoor and Nabeel Rajab are conveniently scheduled during the holiday season.

Two court cases the UAE and Bahrain are hoping the West forgets

Jamal Khashoggi

Mohammed bin Salman and a murderous web of lies

The Trump White House and the Saudi crown prince have been struggling with damage control after the Khashoggi murder.

Mohammed bin Salman and a murderous web of lies

Mohammed bin Salman

A tale of two Gulf crown princes

The fallout of Khashoggi's murder is also threatening the interests of UAE's Mohammed bin Zayed.

A tale of two Gulf crown princes

Jamal Khashoggi

Pompeo, Khashoggi and the problem MBS created

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is on a quest to sell an utterly unbelievable story about Jamal Khashoggi's death.

Pompeo, Khashoggi and the problem MBS created

Jamal Khashoggi

Jamal Khashoggi: A red line has been crossed

Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance and suspected death is a grave assault on the freedom of expression worldwide.

Jamal Khashoggi: A red line has been crossed

Middle East

I know Jamal Khashoggi personally and I fear for his safety

Jamal Khashoggi supports the Saudi Vision 2030. The Saudi leadership should see him as an ally, not an enemy.

I know Jamal Khashoggi personally and I fear for his safety

Lebanon

Are the Saudis set to turn up the heat on Lebanon?

Saudi Arabia could easily target Lebanon with another set of measures to destabilise its economy.

Are the Saudis set to turn up the heat on Lebanon?

Canada

Putting the spat between Saudi Arabia and Canada in context

The unexpected diplomatic feud between Canada and Saudi Arabia exposes the fragility of the latter's reform agenda.

Putting the spat between Saudi Arabia and Canada in context

Bahrain

Is the acquittal of Ali Salman a breakthrough in Bahrain?

The recent acquittal of a Shia opposition leader could be an indication that Bahrain might be heading towards reform.

Is the acquittal of Ali Salman a breakthrough in Bahrain?

Mohammed bin Salman

Mohammed bin Salman and the gold rush of singularity

Japan's billionaire Masayoshi Son has sold the idea of singularity to Saudi Arabia. But is this investment a good idea?

Mohammed bin Salman and the gold rush of singularity