Iraq

9 March 2015

ISIS’s very modern war on the past

It is not just the museum-destroying Islamic State that yearns for a Year Zero.

26 February 2015

Is ISIS going to invade Europe from Libya?

In a nutshell, no. So stop the scaremongering.

23 February 2015

An ominous pilgrimage to Syria: what made them go?

Blaming jihadist ‘groomers’ for warping young Brits’ minds is a moral copout.

10 February 2015

‘Hey, who are we to judge the Islamic State?’

Why many in the West are so cagey about condemning IS.

5 February 2015

The Western press is now the PR wing of the Islamic State

In poring over its murder-stunt videos, we give IS exactly what it wants.

22 January 2015

Waiting for Chilcot

Why politicians and pundits are so desperate to see the Iraq War report.

20 November 2014

From the London riots to the Islamic State

Jihadi John's alleged involvement in the riots makes perfect sense.

8 October 2014

In praise of Arin Mirkan

The Kurdish ‘suicide bomber’ dealt a psychological blow to IS – and the West.

8 October 2014

Intervention is making things worse – again

The airstrikes in Iraq will help nobody – except maybe IS.