David Patrikarakos

Books

The travels of Robert D. Kaplan

How an American outsider wrote the history of our future

By David Patrikarakos

Middle East

Iran’s people will pay a heavy price for Khamenei’s vaccine politics

Iranians are trapped. They die when they’re in lockdown, and they die when they are allowed out

By David Patrikarakos

Middle East

Why Egypt’s brutal regime is cracking down on critics

Kareem Ennarah was taken from a restaurant and, that night, transferred to a Cairo jail

By David Patrikarakos

Middle East

Why Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was killed now

Someone somewhere has relayed a simple message: administrations may change, security concerns do not

By David Patrikarakos

Middle East

Can dynastic restoration revive Lebanese fortunes?

The Party of God resists any external interference in Lebanese politics

By David Patrikarakos

Middle East

Iran’s embargo imbroglio

Iran simply doesn’t have the money to go arms shopping

By David Patrikarakos

Europe

Je suis Charlie and the legacy of jihadism

How a New Mexico-born preacher created a jihadist subculture that now exists across many western societies

By David Patrikarakos

Europe

Did Erdogan order his generals to sink a Greek warship?

One day you’re competing for gas at the bottom of the sea, the next day you’re sending each other’s soldiers there

By David Patrikarakos

Middle East

An assassination verdict divides Lebanon

Rafic Hariri was killed on Valentine’s Day 2005 alongside 21 others after a bomb exploded as his motorcade drove through Beirut

By David Patrikarakos

Middle East

The Israel-UAE peace deal was made in Iran

What was once unthinkable, let alone unsayable, no longer is

By David Patrikarakos

Middle East

Lebanon’s existential crisis

Who will negotiate with the IMF to get the bailout that Lebanon needs, almost literally, to survive?

By David Patrikarakos

Middle East

No bread, no heat, no hope: life in Lebanon after the Beirut blast

The clock is ticking for Michel Aoun’s Lebanese government

By David Patrikarakos

Middle East

Erdogan, Hagia Sophia and the rebirth of an Islamic Turkey

In the eyes of many Turks, the modern west has rejected modern Turkey,

By David Patrikarakos

Middle East

Iran’s second wave could come crashing down on the regime

Iranian demographics could mean the country faces an even greater health crisis

By David Patrikarakos

Middle East

The mullahs’ coronavirus gamble has backfired

Iran faces a choice likely to affect the stability of its regime, perhaps existentially

By David Patrikarakos

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