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Yossi Mekelberg

Yossi Mekelberg is professor of international relations at Regent’s University London, where he is head of the International Relations and Social Sciences Program. He is also an associate fellow of the MENA Program at Chatham House. He is a regular contributor to the international written and electronic media.

03 April 2019 02:02 PM

The root causes of ISIS' emergence must be addressed

There were feelings of both relief and satisfaction when footage was aired of US-backed and Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces fighters retaking the final enclave of the ISIS “caliphate” in eastern Syria late last month.

24 March 2019 11:05 AM

There is no magic formula to eradicate hate crime — but here is a start

The predictable response to the Christchurch mosque attacks was a call for tighter gun control.

24 February 2019 12:08 PM

ISIS' foreign troops a moral dilemma for the West

What makes the tragic story of Shamima Begum, the so-called “jihadi bride,” interesting beyond the obvious is that it poses genuine and multifaceted dilemmas for British society.

27 January 2019 12:59 PM

Syria is Israel and Iran's battleground

For some time now there has been a sense of inevitability that the conflict between Israel and Iran, currently taking place in Syria amidst a fog of (im)plausible deniability, will turn into open hostilities conducted in daylight, both literally and figuratively.

06 January 2019 10:04 AM

Why the UK should put Brexit on hold

Few people could have honestly believed at the beginning of last year that by the end of it the many pieces of the Brexit jigsaw would still not be joined together to make some sort of a picture, not even a worryingly fuzzy one.

16 December 2018 09:09 AM

The Israel-Hezbollah conflict must not spiral out of control

The current main concerns along the fortified Blue Line separating Israel and Lebanon are whether a war with Hezbollah is imminent, and if so how it might be averted.