Middle East

Middle East

7 December 2005

Why Saddam’s trial is so trying for the coalition

The 'trial of the century' has descended into a 'comedy show'.

25 November 2005

Behind Sharon’s pragmatism

The Israeli leader's resignation from his own Likud party shows up the superficiality of contemporary Israeli politics.

17 August 2005

A step back for democracy in Iraq

In all the wrangling about the constitution, the one group nobody is consulting is the Iraqi people.

30 June 2005

Iranian elections: no throwback to ‘79

Today's Islamic 'hardliners' are capitalising on the deficiencies of reformist elites.

10 February 2005

A blast from the past

Bush's stage-managed peace deal for the Middle East looks like Clinton's Camp David on replay.

8 June 2004

Blow the House down

Could terrorist groups really topple the Saudi elite?

21 April 2004

Israel: the state they love to hate

spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on why there is little positive in today's Israel-bashing.

24 March 2004

A muddled attack

Israel’s assassination of Sheikh Ahmed Yassin was a last-ditch attempt to cohere itself.

Everybody's war

The 'Roadmap to Peace' has transformed the Middle East into a platform for international posturing. Update, 13 June: The peace process and violence go hand-in-hand.

25 February 2003

Sudan 1: a Pot Noodle of a panic

spiked editor Mick Hume's Notebook in The Times (London).