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iranian

The ‘Iran Spring’ delusion

January 14, 2020 12:40 am

The democracy junkies are at it again — craving another fantasy revolution in a country they don’t understand

middle east messs

The Middle East mess has nothing to do with Donald Trump

January 13, 2020 8:04 am

On every count, other than creating permanent war, the Bush Doctrine failed

mullahs

Could this be the beginning of the end for Iran’s mullahs?

January 11, 2020 9:54 am

It is easy to see a possible parallel here with the Soviet Union, whose leaders were rattling their sabers as loudly as ever as their socialist empire began to crumble

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Why trouble in the Middle East no longer means an oil price hike

January 11, 2020 9:14 am

America is less dependent on the oil that comes out of the Middle East than at any point in modern times

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Iran must pay the families of flight 752

January 11, 2020 9:01 am

It took four days for the Iranians to admit that they had downed the jet

je suis charlie

Whatever happened to ‘Je suis Charlie’?

January 10, 2020 10:01 am

The magazine stands for the freedom to publish things others might vehemently disagree with

ben schott

Ben Schott: I’m Tony Blair’s brother (according to Google)

January 9, 2020 11:12 am

I was there at the very beginning, when Olivia Colman starred opposite her husband-to-be in a 1995 Cambridge production of Alan Ayckbourn’s Table Manners

brexit

Revealed: Boris’s blueprint for Brexit

January 9, 2020 8:46 am

For the first time in four years, the British government knows what it wants

australia

Fight fire with fire: controlled burning could have protected Australia

January 9, 2020 8:26 am

A kind of ecological fundamentalism has taken the place of common sense

boris fraser

Fraser Nelson: Boris tends to deliver, under circumstances that would stump most other people

January 9, 2020 8:11 am

Judge him by what he achieves, and not by how he does it

labour

The Labour candidates the Tories are worried about

January 9, 2020 8:02 am

A strong communicator leading the depleted party could still present a threat to the government

iran

Iran no longer alone

January 9, 2020 5:34 am

The American strategy of isolating and dividing Tehran has just been exploded

improvisational

‘So far, so good’ — the madness in Trump’s method

January 8, 2020 7:39 am

The administration’s eagerness to play down Iran’s missile strikes smacks of desperation

fierce revenge

Iran begins its ‘fierce revenge’

January 7, 2020 5:53 pm

The question now is what Trump’s next move will be

israel iran

Qasem Soleimani’s death could change the game for Israel

January 7, 2020 3:37 pm

Israel remains a target for Iran, but because the US conducted the killing, it is less likely that Iran will mobilize the region against Israel

iran

Will the Iran-US confrontation spiral out of control? Even the experts don’t know

January 6, 2020 4:51 am

Escalation poses major risks for both Tehran and Washington — and they both know it

china

China and Russia win from America’s wars

January 3, 2020 12:00 pm

Their strategic aim is to displace the United States from Eurasia

IRan

The Iraqi government may now have to choose between America and Iran

January 3, 2020 5:28 am

What does Soleimani’s death mean for US policy and the continued US presence in Iraq?

war

No, killing Soleimani doesn’t mean war

January 3, 2020 4:19 am

Maybe Trump’s critics are just as wrong as they’ve been every other time

soleimani

The Soleimani assassination is Donald Trump’s biggest gamble yet

January 2, 2020 11:49 pm

Will Trump go down in history as the president who started World War III?

emmanuel macron

2020 looks set to be a miserable year for Emmanuel Macron

December 31, 2019 10:56 am

His radical reform agenda for Europe has been undermined

baghdad iraq foreign policy

Trump’s foreign policy isn’t working

December 31, 2019 8:25 am

America First realism has been a cypher

baby

A soldier’s legacy: how a baby’s cry saved a family

December 30, 2019 6:19 am

My father would admit that he had helped someone, but would never say more

scruton

Roger Scruton: a year in which much was lost – but more gained

December 29, 2019 7:37 am

Despite everything, I have so much to be grateful for

ricky gervais

Comedy in the era of Twitter outrage: An interview with Ricky Gervais

December 27, 2019 6:17 am

The comedian on why he will never apologise for his jokes