Middle East
middle_east

Middle East

18 April 2017

A mockery of democracy

The Turkish referendum was undemocratic from the start.

13 March 2017

Does Erdogan have a right to hold rallies in Europe?

Not necessarily, no. But we should let him where possible.

13 February 2017

Yemen: the bloody reality of the pre‑Trump era

This devastated nation shows the US was never a force for peace.

15 December 2016

Aleppo: virtue‑signalling goes global

The narcissism of the Western response to Aleppo is breathtaking.

12 December 2016

Boris Johnson: making a mockery of geopolitics

Johnson, like Trump, takes himself more seriously than his public office.

1 December 2016

East Aleppo: a catastrophe of the West’s making

How Western meddling pushed Syria over the edge.

11 October 2016

Peacekeepers in Syria, warmongers in Yemen

The hypocrisy of Western interventionism is stomach-turning.

26 September 2016

How censorship breeds violence

The killing of Nahed Hattar speaks to the new intolerance.

13 September 2016

Syria: a war for nothing

The Syria Truce is a desperate attempt to restore the pre-2011 set-up.

8 September 2016

Why the Kurds deserve our support

The West is betraying the Kurds. It’s a new low in global affairs.