The ceasefire is largely holding. So what happens next?
If Britain has a declared interest in curtailing Islamic State and stabilising Syria, it is neither honourable nor viable to let others intervene on our behalf.
Islamic State believes it must eventually confront and then defeat the West. To get there, it seeks to polarise Muslim and non-Muslim communities alike.
Islamic State's cheerful media images seem incongruous to us in the West. But the group are committed to showing an "idealistic caliphate".
Expensive marriage arrangements and social conservatism put matrimony out of reach for many young people in Egypt, which has serious consequences.
The two most dangerous words in politics are “us” and “them”. At times of great national tragedy, we should open our hearts – and we not close our borders.
As the French president calls on the European Union to support his country's airstrikes, the possibility of a Nato coalition against Isis is more likely than ever.
There is a "high degree of certainty" that a US air strike hit the British IS recruit.
“They’re the ones that have the power and the gaze is towards us.”
"Doing nothing" will simply make the problem worse.
In Dubai there is no need for skyscrapers at all – but they give the city the perception of urban grandeur and perception is everything.
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