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Syria is a world war without a solution

16 February 2017 14:17

The Afghans on the road in Serbia were wet from the rain. They were trying to hitch a ride into…

The more we bomb Isis, the stronger they become

3 December 2015 16:52

Isis can’t be seen as a single entity; as one cohesive army. The reality is that probably only a small…

Hilary Benn’s speech was just a shallow historical re-enactment

3 December 2015 12:13

What’s with the orgy of fawning over Hilary Benn’s Syria speech? It was eloquent, yes, but content-wise it reminded me…

There are two strong reasons why the UK should join Syrian airstrikes

2 December 2015 11:28

There is a war in Syria already. Islamic State’s headquarters in Raqqa are already being bombed on a regular basis.…

As we fret about Syria, the Islamic State is moving into Libya

29 November 2015 14:16

What is it about war that makes normally sensible politicians prone to hype and exaggeration? No10 is today briefing that…

How Tunisia became a target for terrorists

29 June 2015 17:30

The terrorist attack at Tunisia’s Hotel Riu Imperial Marhaba that left 39 people dead was remarkable in its brashness and its…

Don’t expect to hear anything about Islamic State during the election campaign

7 April 2015 15:50

Granted, you don’t really expect foreign policy to feature much in an election campaign – we’re not saints – but…

Like Isis, Thomas More believed passionately in burning people alive

19 February 2015 12:11

Next week, in the final episode of the BBC’s Wolf Hall, we’ll see Anne Boleyn face death by beheading. But if…

Do Yazidi slaves count for less than the Jordanian pilot?

6 February 2015 16:06

There was a remarkable report on Channel 4 news last night around a film by Mehran Bozorgnia, which featured an interview…

Why does the battle for gay rights stop at the borders of Islam?

3 February 2015 13:09

You can tell when a battle has been won.  Read the Pink News or any other gay news site and…