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

Europe

Extremists are going to thrive in the post-lockdown world

When I trawl the chat boards and the jihadi messenger groups it’s clear that they are preparing to exploit the economic crisis to come

By David Patrikarakos

Middle East

Coronavirus has exposed Iran’s rotten republic

What happens if what characterizes your government is sadism, an addiction to conspiracy theories and incompetence?

By David Patrikarakos

North Korea

Kim Jong-un: dead or alive?

North Korea offers the excitement of the unknown — and the media is captivated

By David Patrikarakos

Middle East

Could the COVID crash spark another Arab Spring?

If you are an oil-exporting state then your economic fortunes are tied to global demand — and this will continue to be depressed

By David Patrikarakos

China

The global politics of a pandemic

The new post-corona world is slowly emerging

By David Patrikarakos

Middle East

Jews have always been blamed for plagues — coronavirus is no different

Coronavirus has shrunk the world’s attention to a degree previously unseen in our lifetimes

By David Patrikarakos

China

Beware China’s masked diplomacy

From Confucius to confusing us: disinformation with a Chinese twist

By David Patrikarakos

Middle East

Iran’s coronavirus tragedy is depressingly predictable

Times are tough. But then they always are

By David Patrikarakos

Books

Dirty money and political manipulation

Independence Square by A.D. Miller reviewed

By David Patrikarakos

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