Points East & West

Europe’s Double Standards

"Federica Mogherini is symptomatic of Europe’s double standards against Israel—she treats other 'occupied territories' quite differently"

Privatise the BBC

‘Will the BBC suffer the same fate as British Leyland and British Shipbuilders?’

The West Must Back the Kurds

‘In the savage quagmire of Iraq, the Kurdish enclave is a state in all but name—and one that displays Western traits of decency, tolerance, freedom, stability and prosperity’

A Devil’s Pact

'In Syria and Iraq my enemy's enemy is not my friend, not even by the wildest stretch of the imagination'

Fatal Procrastination

‘Inclusiveness is a nice slogan for a campfire sing-along. It is obscene when it becomes a bystander's excuse for inaction as evil occurs'

Jihad at the Jewish Museum

‘A Jewish exodus will be a rude awakening to Europeans who wish to ignore the problem. The returning jihadis hate Western society no less'

Where is the Cavalry?

A world without the US as global policeman will collapse into chaos

Realism in the Middle East

‘The Arab-Israeli conflict defies solution. It is time the West recognised that the differences are irreconcilable-and the sooner the better'

Not-So-Revolutionary Rouhani

Hassan Rouhani, Iran’s president, and his new administration want to save the Islamic Revolution, not reform it

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"
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