Middle East

Middle East

20 March 2018

Afrin: the shame of the West

Why Western leaders are silent on the barbarism against the Kurds.

20 February 2018

America v Russia: blundering into a hot war

The killing of Russian mercenaries in Syria ramps up Cold War tensions.

24 January 2018

The use and abuse of the Kurds

Why we must oppose Turkey’s outrageous assault on Afrin.

3 January 2018

In praise of Iran’s brave rebels

Why aren’t more Westerners cheering this epic fight for democracy?

26 December 2017

An empire of barbarism

This year, the West continued to unravel the Middle East.

18 December 2017

Mohammed bin Salman: a kinder, gentler despot

The Western media fawning over the crown prince has been shocking.

12 December 2017

Hands off Yemen

External intervention has given rise to barbarism.

27 November 2017

The apocalyptic barbarism of ISIS

The Egypt mosque massacre confirms the abstract horror of ISIS violence.

14 November 2017

The Lebanon crisis: who emboldened the Saudis?

The West’s anti-Iran posturing is inflaming Middle Eastern tensions.

23 October 2017

This betrayal of the Kurds is a moral travesty

The West stabs Kurdish independence in the back. Again.