Middle East

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Why has Trump followed his impulses to Iraq?

December 26, 2018 6:37 pm

The unannounced visit serves as a welcome distraction

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Trump’s Mideast carve-up

December 26, 2018 3:48 pm

Christmas came early for Turkey

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Boycott Christmas!

December 25, 2018 8:53 am

Don’t be fooled by the Zionist narrative!

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Trump’s sudden Syria pullout reveals his administration’s chaos – and misguided priorities

December 20, 2018 5:36 pm

Whatever trust there was between the White House and the Pentagon has vanished

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Donald Trump is a man of peace – his enemies are a war machine

December 20, 2018 7:22 am

War brings our elite together

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Ignore the hawks, Trump’s Syria withdrawal is bold and brave

December 20, 2018 5:18 am

It makes a conflict with Iran less likely

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‘Theresa May has failed Pakistan’s Christians’: An interview with Asia Bibi’s lawyer

December 13, 2018 1:21 pm

Saif ul-Malook on fearing for his life and defending Asia Bibi from blasphemy

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Jamal Khashoggi is the right TIME Person of the Year – for all the wrong reasons

December 11, 2018 12:34 pm

Khashoggi represented everything that is repressive and repugnant about journalism in the Arab world. Why is he so honored?

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Has Saudi Arabia just pivoted towards Russia?

December 1, 2018 9:25 am

Macron, MBS, Putin, and the future world order

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Why are reporters so desperate for Trump and Bolton to hear the Khashoggi snuff tape?

November 28, 2018 1:18 pm

We don’t need leaders to listen to a murder to know what happened

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What is the left’s problem with Tulsi Gabbard?

November 24, 2018 10:23 am

The Hawaiian congresswoman has few friends on her side of the aisle

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Why Trump is right to stand by Saudi Arabia

November 20, 2018 3:19 pm

The media’s hypocrisy over Jamal Khashoggi stinks. The president is wise to ignore it

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If Britain won’t offer Asia Bibi asylum, Trump should

November 11, 2018 6:28 am

The President has an opportunity to show that America First still stands for religious freedom everywhere.

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What Mohammed bin Salman did next

November 2, 2018 7:01 am

After the Khashoggi murder, the Saudi regime seems curiously pliant to western interests

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Trump’s Iran agenda is starting to backfire

November 1, 2018 10:03 am

Following the Jamal Khashoggi story, the US-Saudi-Israel alliance is not gaining traction

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Should it be illegal to call Mohammed a paedophile?

October 27, 2018 1:01 pm

The ECHR have decided that truth is not a justification

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Turkey vs Saudi: the real story behind Khashoggi’s murder

October 25, 2018 10:37 am

This isn’t just about the death of a journalist but a battle for political leadership of the Islamic world

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The humiliation of Mohammed bin Salman

October 24, 2018 9:56 am

Angering all of the West’s most powerful investors at once is an unmitigated disaster for the House of Saud

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The real problem with the Saudis’ ‘Davos in the Desert’

October 23, 2018 3:00 pm

One Davos was almost certainly one too many. But the multiplication of forums for the global elite is getting out of hand

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American universities need to chop the hand that feeds them tyrants’ cash

October 23, 2018 10:17 am

How can politically correct universities take money from Mohammed bin Salman?

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan

Erdogan is building a new Turkish empire

October 22, 2018 10:17 am

Can the Turkish-US alliance survive Turkey’s play for regional dominance?

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Jamal Khashoggi was no fighter – but he was a turncoat

October 20, 2018 9:13 pm

It would be surprising if Trump’s Middle East policy is determined by the murder of a Muslim Brotherhood activist who happened to write an occasional column for the Washington Post

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Telling the truth about Jamal Khashoggi is not a smear campaign

October 19, 2018 9:47 am

Saudi trolls have been active in casting aspersions on Khashoggi, no doubt. But does that mean Khashoggi was nothing but a cuddly liberal? Clearly not

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Why is the media ignoring the most glaring questions about Jamal Khashoggi?

October 18, 2018 5:29 pm

Killing the journalist was utterly unjustified. But there are aspects of the columnist’s past that merit probing

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How Trump cleans up the Saudi mess

October 16, 2018 5:17 am

It’s a murky business. But the President can again prove his diplomatic skill