Middle East

When it comes to Iran, Trump is surprisingly impotent

July 31, 2018 9:14 am

Post-Vietnam, the US has acted militarily like the proverbial school-yard bully, picking fights only with the weaklings who can’t fight back.

Boris Johnson: Why we sent the jihadi Beatles for trial in America

July 26, 2018 10:24 am

The diary of the former British Foreign Secretary.

Donald Trump is going full neocon

July 23, 2018 10:44 am

The president who campaigned on extricating Washington from wars in the Middle East seems intent on starting a fresh one.

Trump escalates the anti-Iran rhetoric. But why now?

July 23, 2018 10:16 am

If we learned anything from the so-called Arab Spring, it’s that the victors in that part of the world are never the pro-Western ones we bet on.

Why hasn’t Italy joined the strikes on Syria?

April 16, 2018 3:34 am

Italy’s caretaker government has refused to allow crucial bases to be used for intervention let alone Italy’s armed forces. The…