The land of living dangerously

Would bending be the bravest option for Israel, asks Sara Dowse

13 Feb 14 | Comments (1)

Losing the war

Sylvia Lawson reviews The Gatekeepers and The Rocket

12 Sep 13 | Comments (0)

The Islamic state in context

Fears of the emergence of an Islamic state in Egypt or other countries in the region are at odds with thirteen centuries of history, writes Tarek Osman

10 Jul 13 | Comments (1)

Israel’s shifting moorings

Sara Dowse reviews two books that deal, in different ways, with the future of Israel

13 Jun 13 | Comments (0)

Sons and others

Sylvia Lawson reviews The Other Son, The Reluctant Fundamentalist and Tabu

30 May 13 | Comments (0)

Britain’s military complex

The grim conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq have dulled the instinct for armed intervention. But it still runs deep in British political culture, writes David Hayes

12 Apr 13 | Comments (1)

How Al Jazeera took on the (English-speaking) world

The ABC’s decision to use reports from the controversial Doha-based network makes sense from up close, writes Scott Bridges

19 Oct 12 | Comments (6)

Günter Grass, again

The Nobel laureate’s latest intervention in public debate says more about him than about the Middle East, writes Klaus Neumann. But it also draws attention to broader attitudes in Germany

19 Apr 12 | Comments (5)