Middle East

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.

8 October 2014

Cameron is doing the Islamic State’s work for it

Our government would rather crack down on its citizens' liberty than enter into a battle of ideas with IS.

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.