Syria

Not all Tories are gung-ho for intervention in Syria

12 April 2018 18:35

As Theresa May meets with her Cabinet to discuss a possible response to the suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria,…

Parliament got Syria right in 2013 – it deserves to vote again

12 April 2018 17:37

As I’ve said before, but it needs saying again because these people never stop — the let’s-bomb-Syria brigade has never…

President Erdogan’s Syrian dilemma

12 April 2018 15:56

Istanbul It is a bad time to have an ally on the fence. With US military action in Syria looking…

The Spectator Podcast: War Games

12 April 2018 14:40

In this week’s episode, we talk about the escalating situation in Syria and ask, would counter strikes actually help? We…

Syrians are paying a heavy price for the UN’s incompetence

12 April 2018 12:55

The United Nations Security Council has major responsibility in its job description: to maintain international peace and security. It is…

On foreign policy, Trump is far more like Obama than either would admit

11 April 2018 13:32

You could call it the John Bolton effect. The President’s new National Security Adviser has only been in the job…

Why May must back Trump on Syria

10 April 2018 14:20

It is inconceivable that Theresa May will refuse support to Macron’s France and Trump’s America in any military action –…

Donald Trump would be foolish to rush into the Syrian conflict

10 April 2018 13:44

Donald Trump has promised Syria’s bloody regime that it will pay a ‘big price’ for the chemical weapons attack in…

The West’s defeat in Syria is complete

10 April 2018 11:02

The Syrian civil war is in its endgame, and the ‘political solution’ that the leaders of the Western democracy talk…

What will Theresa May do on Syria?

9 April 2018 18:20

The suspected poison gas attack in Syria that killed dozens of people at the weekend continues to send shockwaves through…

Labour spokesperson’s very curious Syria statement

8 April 2018 23:05

The UN Security Council will meet on Monday to discuss a suspected chemical attack in Syria on the rebel-held town of Douma.…

The West has shamefully abandoned its Kurdish allies

28 March 2018 10:59

Not for the first time, Kurds in Iraq and Syria are facing an uncertain future. In Syria, an estimated 150,000 people…

Why won’t the Syria hawks talk about Libya?

23 February 2018 21:53

On Coffee House today, the Tory MP Johnny Mercer says that Britain lost its ‘strength and leadership’ on 29 August, 2013, …

Britain must come to Syria’s aid

23 February 2018 17:53

Last week, while in Munich, I met Sergey Lavrov, Russia’s minister of foreign affairs. When I introduced myself to him…

The prospect of another, even bloodier clash in Syria is growing

7 February 2018 16:40

Turkey and Russia back different sides in the Syrian conflict, but they do agree on one thing: the role of…

The only people feeling the consequences of the Syrian conflict are the refugees

6 February 2018 17:32

What will the consequences be for the latest chemical weapons attack in Syria? Currently everyone is accusing everyone else, but…

Turkey tightens control over Syria’s war narrative

31 January 2018 9:00

Something has changed in the way we cover Syria. In 2015, Turkey began building a wall along the length of…

The West’s failure to speak up for the Kurds is shameful

18 October 2017 10:16

The enduring image of the fall of Kirkuk is the Humvee. The advancing Iraqi forces rolled into the Kurdish-held city…

Iran’s growing influence points to a bleak future for the Middle East

2 September 2017 8:30

After six years of fierce fighting and with hundreds of thousands dead, the Syrian civil war finally appears to be settling…

There’s still hope for photography: Sony World Photo Awards reviewed

28 April 2017 17:57

Much has been said about the endless photographic mediocrity of the digital age. The infinite glossy ads, the stream of…