Middle East

28 August 2015

Mystifying IS, the army of terror

The Islamic State cannot be understood outside the context of Western intervention.

19 August 2015

The Islamic State is not a feminist issue

Not every problem in the world needs to be gendered.

29 July 2015

Once again, the Kurds are betrayed

Western support for Turkey's assault on the Kurds is a familiar treachery.

28 July 2015

Islamic State: built on the West’s cult of victimhood

The Western politics of identity is the fuel of modern jihadism.

21 July 2015

Syria: intervention can never be democratic

Getting parliamentary backing for a military campaign doesn’t make it right.

21 July 2015

Iran has a right to have nuclear weapons

There's nothing moral about telling other states what weapons they may have.

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.