This week's news, from Erdogan the despot, to memories of Disraeli, and coffee and class.
This weekend marks four years since the start of the crisis in Syria.
It is not only lazy to stick to an approach that precludes talking with terrorists, but probably means more decades of innocent people being killed on all sides.
The conventional wisdom suggests a violent reading of the Quran is at the heart of Islamic State's political violence – but it's wrong.
Friends have identified the Islamic State member, who has beheaded several hostages, as Kuwaiti-born Mohammed Emwazi from West London.
The Iraqi city of Mosul was taken over by Islamic State last summer – but now the government forces are pushing back.
The recent rise in global terrorism is alarming, but it also reaffirms the failure of our purely hard military approach to counter the phenomenon.
A long, porous border with Libya puts Egypt at risk. Now it is even harder for president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to provide the security his mandate depends on.
"Appreciation for Afghanistan’s cricketing achievements is perhaps the only thing that links the government with Taliban forces."
The homogonisisng impulse of McDonald's leads to epiphany.
War has been raging in Syria for nearly four years and much of the country is in ruins, yet Bashar al-Assad is still in power. And the view from the presidential palace is brightening.
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