For those of us who have watched the region for decades, this crisis did not come out of nowhere.
Maher's Salafi-Jihadism: the History of an Idea draws on research and the author's personal experience to investigate the ideology which drives jihadism.
Britain can shut its borders, but it can't alone stop climate change.
Why the Western-backed assault on Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is failing.
Promises the Prime Minister made to Syrian refugees, along with UN politics, has produced hundreds of thousands of child slaves and prostitutes in Lebanon.
In 2014, Islamic State fighters murdered thousands of Yazidis and kidnapped many others, mostly women and children. Their desperate relatives are now trying to buy them back.
Not the Chilcot Report by Peter Oborne reveals how Blair exagerrated evidence from the intelligence services to parliament – and the public.
In tackling tax havens, we must not inadvertently harm hawalas.
100 years ago today, Britain and France carved up what would become Syria, Iraq and Israel. Their imperial mindset still scars the region.
The West has flirted with the dangerous idea that we should somehow accomodate or rehabilitate Bashar al-Assad. Yet nothing will change while he's in power.
It is only fair that if one asks the government to do more, we should acknowledge when it does so.
The Zombie PM