For those of us who have watched the region for decades, this crisis did not come out of nowhere.
Our best pieces from the past year. In this selection, our favourite writing about foreign affairs.
Andrei Karlov was attacked while attending the opening of a contemporary arts centre.
What it’s like to be trapped in the civil war-struck state.
The end of the war is not yet imminent.
Britain may want to forget Iraq, but its people need help, now more than ever.
As Syrian government forces recapture the city from rebels, a refugee sends a message to her family and friends trapped inside.
Eastern Aleppo being recaptured by the brutal regime of Bashar al-Assad is not “liberation”. The left must not pretend it is.
He has secured his warm-water port and sent a message: he doesn't abandon his allies.
Civilians are reporting and dying in front of the world's eyes.
A group of citizen journalists who report on life inside Raqqa won recognition at the British Journalism Awards.
The Zombie PM