EA staff are working in Dublin today so updates to the Daily sections will be limited until Thursday.
Please do have a look at our summaries so far this morning for Syria, Gaza, and Iran, and do bring in news and ideas through our Comments sections.
Scott Lucas is Professor of International Politics at the University of Birmingham and editor-in-chief of EA WorldView. He is a specialist in US and British foreign policy and international relations, especially the Middle East and Iran. Formerly he worked as a journalist in the US, writing for newspapers including the Guardian and The Independent and was an essayist for The New Statesman before he founded EA WorldView in November 2008.