After six years of war, Syria’s moderate rebels are broken and marginalised. And now, as Bashar al-Assad has wished for so long, al-Qaeda extremists are leading the insurgency.
This week's First Thoughts from the New Statesman's former editor.
If the British and others are right, then much of what has looked immovable in the Middle East is going to be very different.
By refusing to join the EU resettlement programme, the Prime Minister has also undermined attempts to achieve a balanced, continent-wide approach.
Hong Kong has long been home to sexism and inequality with little protest. But things are starting to change.
Despite land taxes, subsidies and falling dairy prices, Britain’s young farmers are looking on the bright side.
The asylum system that Britain has ended up with is not just inhumane, it is impractical for anyone who wants to reduce net migration.
The President of the European Parliament had to pause proceedings to ask Gianluca Buonanno to remove his mask of the German Chancellor.
David Cameron's callous surrender of moral responsibility cuts me to the quick in more ways than one.
The five Gulf countries, the majority of which have significant wealth, have taken zero refugees.
As the UK agrees to take in more Syrian refugees, there are calls to put "women and children first". But such prioritising won't help.
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