Iraq

In Search of Babylon

A British Museum exhibition will mix ancient artefacts with work inspired by the city of legend

Right Welcome

A brave new play deals with freedom of speech in complex and interesting ways

The Future of Unholy War

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

ONLINE ONLY: The Great Divide

The deadliest but least understood Middle Eastern faultline is between Sunni and Shia

‘Britain and America may soon be governed by eloquent speakers whose attitude to foreign affairs is self-aggrandising posturing’

‘To realise that Syria deserved the cold shoulder did not require the life of a prime minister’

Rethinking the War on Terror

The presidential adviser and author of Terror and Consent, Philip Bobbitt, shares his ideas on the war on terror in a Standpoint dialogue with Conservative politician and author of Celsius 7/7, Michael Gove

ONLINE ONLY: Captain Patriquin, Obama and the Anbar Awakening

The mainstream media has done a disservice — especially to the Democratic Party — by inadequately reporting the positive changes in Iraq during the last two years

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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