Syria

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What one activist’s death tells us about war crimes in Syria

May 16, 2019 3:42 pm

Ali Othman was a citizen journalist with a ready smile and no fear

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‘The Islamic State will never die’

March 20, 2019 11:35 am

Their territory is gone but the jihadis are always with us

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Vice vs vice: Cheney barbecues Pence in Georgia

March 11, 2019 9:13 pm

‘We’re getting into a situation when our friends and allies around the world that we depend upon are going to lack confidence in us’

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Yet again, bluff and bombast are Trump’s policy

December 31, 2018 12:32 pm

Trump supporters may continue to hope for a grand revolution in American affairs, but Trump himself is focused on sublunary matters

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Trump’s Mideast carve-up

December 26, 2018 3:48 pm

Christmas came early for Turkey

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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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Trump’s phony anti-globalism should fool no-one

September 26, 2018 6:17 pm

The President recognises the political utility of pretending he has instituted a hard philosophical break from prior administrations

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In Idlib, the final chapter in Syria’s civil war has begun

September 13, 2018 9:09 am

There are ominous signs that the regime is planning a chemical attack

Putin says he’s making Russia great again. In reality, it’s crumbling

June 7, 2018 12:35 pm

This is Putin’s time. Next week, the Fifa World Cup kicks off in Moscow, and the Kremlin has spared no…

We have a moral duty to mistrust politicians over Syria

April 19, 2018 10:24 am

In Britain, almost two years have passed since Sir John Chilcot produced his 12-volume report on the lessons of the…

Bombs away: Trump and Macron’s bromance is getting serious

April 12, 2018 1:08 pm

Remember the never-ending handshake? It was 14 July 2017, Bastille Day, and Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump opened their formal…

The mess in Syria is putting America’s credibility on the line

January 27, 2018 9:00 am

 Beirut ‘If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense,’ said Alice. ‘Nothing would be what it…