Above all, the Gulf states want stability. Can this beleaguered US president bring order?
Come for the Thornberry shade, stay for the swearing.
There is a ceasefire, in name only, agreed by all parties, including Russia. But it is not enforced
From the Middle East to North Korea, Donald Trump is reasserting US military strength and intensifying the rivalry among the great powers.
Whoever leads the country after this conflict comes to an end will inherit not just the rubble and ruins, but a ravaged people, too.
If this was indeed a warning from the electorate, Erdogan is unlikely to go quiet and soothe the feelings of the losers.
A win for the government-led “Yes” campaign would destroy checks and balances applied to the parliamentary system
No one can know for sure what would have happened if we intervened in 2013 in Syria. But we do know we are not doing enough now.
The US president likely lacks the patience to even try to resolve a conflict this complex.
In a complicated fight in a densely populated city such as Mosul, civilians will die. But under international humanitarian law, belligerents must do all they can to protect them.
The co-author of Tony Blair's Chicago speech on the tests for intervention.
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