Subverting The Superpowers

Efraim Karsh's book on the creation of the modern Middle East is timely but overstates his case

Iraq Myths

A film about the 2003 anti-war protest propagates inaccuracies

The Grand Illusion

‘It is tempting to pretend that the mayhem unleashed by the Arab Spring will somehow not affect us. It will. It already does’

How To Rescue Iraq From Obama’s Folly

Only US troops as part of an international force can halt ISIS in its tracks as its influence spreads due to the President’s disastrous policies

Washington Blame Game

Was the journalist Judith Miller's bad intelligence to blame for the 2003 invasion of Iraq?

ISIS and the West: Neutrality absolves nothing

British Muslims extremists are joining ISIS. The UK must take responsibility — and action — before it's too late

Blair Baiting

A website,, is offering cash rewards to anyone who attempts to apprehend the former PM. Interested, Desmond Tutu?

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

No Brits in Basra

British businesses are nowhere to be seen in Iraq, unlike the companies of those countries that opposed the war

We Have to be Ready For Anything

The forthcoming defence review must answer our need to be able to face unpredictable threats

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"