Shiraz Maher

Egypt’s New Dawn Chorus

Following President Mubarak's resignation, is the Muslim Brotherhood the next threat to Egyptian democracy?

Bajaur: A Talk with the Taliban

'At last, a familiar sight: we drive past a Johnson & Johnson factory. "This place can't be that bad," I tell myself. "Daniel Pearl was executed near here," the driver says unprompted. "Do you want to see where?"' - Shiraz Maher comes face to face with the Taliban 

Bush was Right

The resurgence of al-Qaeda under Obama has proved that we were right to go to war in Iraq

The Future of Unholy War

The story of al-Qaeda's lost leader, Abdullah Azzam, illuminates the murderous nature of global jihad

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"