The United Nations

No Deal

'The United States and other powers appear resigned to conceding, in the final stage of a future agreement with Iran, that Tehran has a right to enrich uranium'

‘Let’s stop accusing the US of being a big bully. They are the ones who foot the bill and provide the military hardware’

All at Sea Over Pirates

Piracy on the high seas, especially near failed and unstable Muslim states, is becoming an international security headache

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

‘If we do not act, we face a nuclear-armed Iran or a new Middle East confrontation’

Darfur: Panic at the Palace

Rarely have expectations and realistic possibilities been so ill-matched as in Sudan

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"