Amir Taheri

Isis Is Not Invincible — If The West Has The Will

IS is just the latest in a long line of Islamist terror groups to attack France. But a study of military history shows how it can be destroyed

Obama’s Iran Deal Makes The World More Dangerous

The President’s supporters call the nuclear agreement his most significant foreign policy achievement. They are right — but for the wrong reasons     

Why the West Can’t Do Business With Iran

Obama persists in trying to talk to a regime whose “sacred cause” is to replace a US-led world order with an Islamic one

A Democratic Beacon in the Fractious Arab World

Nearly a decade after the US overthrew Saddam Hussein, Iraq is emerging as an increasingly free and prosperous society

An Islamist Winter?

While Islamists have prospered from the Arab Spring, they are not dominant. But vigilance is needed to protect the flame of freedom

A Military Solution for Afghanistan

Now that the insurgency is cracking, the time has come for Nato to send more troops into the war zone to finish off the job

How Do We Deal with Tehran?

Two new books on Iran and its nuclear ambitions raise the question of how the West should respond

Beware the Obama Machine

When I drew attention to the two-faced tactics of the Democratic candidate over Iraq, his ‘militants’ turned nasty

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"