Middle East

29 September 2014

The Iraq debate: a fight among fearmongers

Both the pro- and anti-war sides have substituted panic for principle.

15 September 2014

The West’s sad semi-war against ISIS is worse than useless

Our leaders say the Islamic State threatens civilisation – why won’t they fight it?

9 September 2014

ISIS defectors should be allowed to return

Standing by its principles is Britain's best weapon against ISIS.

26 August 2014

Caliph Cameron brings ISIS-style intolerance to Britain

Our rulers’ authoritarian response to ISIS is trashing freedom and tolerance.

22 August 2014

Why we’re against the demonisation of Israel

Podcast: Brendan O’Neill talks Israel, Gaza, the West and anti-Semitism.

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A Travis-ty of justice

A Travis-ty of justice

Self, Orwell and the English language

Self, Orwell and the English language

20 August 2014

This gruesome video contains a message to Britain, too

What that barbaric beheading tells us about a crisis of Britishness.

13 August 2014

A year on: how the West green-lighted Sisi’s massacres

The assault on Morsi supporters marked the end of the Arab Spring.

12 August 2014

ISIS: a monster made by the moralists of the West

The West weeps over the Yazidi people, yet is responsible for their suffering.

6 August 2014

Why isn’t anyone talking about the nightmare in northern Iraq?

ISIS’s gains against the Kurds represent a potentially tectonic shift.

5 August 2014

Israel, Gaza and the Jews: a new moral pogrom?

What the return of anti-Semitism reveals about 21st-century society.