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Zak Brophy


The veteran musician and all-round superstar spoke exclusively about music and the courage of universal love to Zak Brophy for The New Arab.

08 April, 2016

Analysis: A Paris summit on combating IS gave the illusion of action but revealed divisions in the US-led coalition against the group, says Zak Brophy.

03 June, 2015

The fall of Ramadi was a blow to the US backed strategy against IS, putting both Baghdad and Washington on the back foot and exposing the failure of Iraqi politics.

21 May, 2015

Blog: A weekly digest of the main human rights issues across the Arab world for the week 8-15 May, 2015.

15 May, 2015

Opposition forces in Syria open a new front against the Islamic State group while under attack from Hizballah and Syrian government forces.

12 May, 2015

Analysis: Fringe parties could become kingmakers as an all-out majority looks increasingly unlikely for either of the main parties, says Zak Brophy.

06 May, 2015

Despite large, well established Arab communities in the United Kingdom they have never been well represented in politics. But that is starting to change with a more assertive younger generation.

01 May, 2015

Military interventions in the Middle East have defined much of the UK's foreign policy for the past 15 years. What is their legacy among British Arab voters?

29 April, 2015

Britain's upcoming elections have ramifications for both the people of the Arab world and the Arab and Muslim communities within the UK.

29 April, 2015

Analysis: Syrian president puts on brave face in interview with Swedish newspaper Expressen, downplaying loss of the provincial capital Idlib at the end of last month.

17 April, 2015