from only £18.95 for six issues
A Syrian Precedent
In 64BC, Roman general Pompey annexed a potentially volatile Syria. Then, as now, where Western concerns are paramount, intervention needs to be diplomatic and risk-taking
Underrated: Tony Blair
The former Prime Minister, whose call for Western military intervention in Syria is consistent with his words and actions in office
'Rather than being "tired of war", more likely the American public is tired of not actually winning one for some time'
The Outsider's Diary
Hamlet Of The White House
'Obama found it easier to perform the role of critical intellectual than commander-in-chief'
Points East & West
Admit It, Mr Kerry: You Blundered
“John Kerry’s gaffe has changed the course of history. He is now engaged in a protracted negotiation with the Russians, which may give Assad the time he needs to win the civil war”
Arab Spring, Islamist Summer — What Next?
Three years after revolution first hit the Middle East, it remains unclear whether countries in the region will yet forge pluralistic democracies
For the neo-Ottoman Turkish Prime Minister, the project for Gezi Park is an iconic step towards the return of a muscular Islamic state
'If peace is to be attained in the Middle East, six mistaken assumptions must first be discarded'
Points East & West
Syria Isn’t Bosnia: Don’t Arm the Rebels
Assisting the Free Syria Army to overthrow Assad by force will only lead to further religious persecution, torture and death
Neoconservatism: A Good Idea That Won’t Go Away
Critics like to think that neoconservative ideas lie buried in the sands of Iraq. But neocons are still in the mainstream of US politics
War on Terror
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"
A tripod in the sky
The view from above