Middle East

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.

26 August 2014

Caliph Cameron brings ISIS-style intolerance to Britain

Our rulers’ authoritarian response to ISIS is trashing freedom and tolerance.

22 August 2014

Why we’re against the demonisation of Israel

Podcast: Brendan O’Neill talks Israel, Gaza, the West and anti-Semitism.

20 August 2014

This gruesome video contains a message to Britain, too

What that barbaric beheading tells us about a crisis of Britishness.