Middle East

16 June 2015

Exploding the myth of radicalisation

Blaming some young Brits' attraction to ISIS on online grooming is a fudge.

11 June 2015

Western liberals: desperately seeking Turkish despots

Islamist Turkey only exists in the minds of cosseted commentators.

2 June 2015

Why can’t the West fight ISIS?

Underpinning the semi-war against ISIS is a profound lack of moral authority.

18 May 2015

Morsi death sentence: a judgement on Western liberals

Too many sacrificed support for democracy at the altar of Sisi’s coup.

30 April 2015

Yemen and the unravelling of Western power

The dead hand of intervention is destroying another Middle Eastern state.

2 April 2015

‘She’s an inspiration, not a criminal’

VIDEO: Kurdish Londonders demand the release of anti-ISIS fighter Shilan Ozcelik.

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.

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.