Middle East

Middle East

26 July 2006

A bad case of imperial impotence

The Middle East crisis reveals that the USA, leader of the Western world, is suffering an acute loss of grip on global affairs.

26 July 2006

Euston, you have a problem

An Australian journalist asks why some signatories to the Euston Manifesto are discussing cricket, Dr Who, Sunday dinner – anything but Israel-Lebanon.

17 July 2006

Middle East crisis: what’s that all about?

A militarised mess has moved beyond the control of the Israelis, the Islamists and the international community.

A ‘shadow war’ performed for Western voyeurs

Why the Israeli-Palestinian conflict drags on and on.

Turning Palestinians into the basket cases of the world

The ‘friends of Palestine’ in the West have reduced Palestinians to the status of children, incapable of running their own lives much less an independent state.

13 April 2006

Stop fighting a fantasy war over Iran

Both the Bush administration and its critics are talking war with Iran because they are struck dumb by events in Iraq.

20 January 2006

Iran: an irrational war of words

The spat between the West and Iran highlights the dangers of making up foreign policy as you go along.

12 January 2006

Who’s on life support: Sharon or Israel?

The response to Ariel Sharon's stroke suggests that some think a nation is dying rather than its leader.

5 January 2006

Searching for their own personal Palestine

Why middle-class Westerners like Kate Burton are queuing up to get into Gaza.

13 December 2005

Bin Laden’s script: ghost-written in the West

One thing is clear from the new book Messages to the World: The Statements of Osama bin Laden - the al-Qaeda leader doesn't have an original thought in his head.