International Politics
15 January 2009
Beyond Terror and Martyrdom: the Future of the Middle EastGilles KepelBelknap Press of the Harvard University Press,...
International Politics
15 May 2008
The seven-and-a-half-year vacuum in Arab- Israeli peacemaking under George W Bush ends next January. Bush refused to...
Human Rights
08 January 2007
If you'd like to live out 2007, you could do worse than go to Iraq as a western news correspondent. Don't be an Iraqi...
Middle East
31 July 2006
In December 1968, Israeli commandos destroyed 13 aircraft of Lebanon's national carrier, Middle East Airlines, at...
Politics
12 June 2006
On her recent Turkish visit Israel's new foreign minister, Tzipi Livni, requested a sudden addition to the usual round...
03 April 2006
I just took the Métro up to the 17th arrondissement for a party to welcome the new editor of the Paris Review, Philip...
World Affairs
15 July 2002
One place to look for the "new and different Palestinian leadership" that President George Bush demanded may well be...
Politics
28 January 2002
The first thing they do is cover your eyes. They make you strip to make sure you're not carrying anything. They replace...
Politics
10 December 2001
How much time will this colonial war continue; how many more victims on either side will it claim, and will Israel part...
29 January 2001
While I tap out these syllables on the first day of my 51st year, waiters at Christopher's new restaurant in Victoria...
07 June 1999
The demolition men have torn her guts out and ripped away her facade, but her ramparts, pubs on all sides, still stand...
Politics
12 February 1999
My friend Rupert confessed that the flame-haired American girl, who used to go out with a friend of his, scared him....
Politics
01 January 1999
A state of war exists between the United States and Iraq. American warplanes patrol the northern and southern skies,...
Politics
20 November 1998
America's politicians and pundits sound as disgruntled as the Duke of York's 10,000 men marching down that hill again....