Israel vs Hamas: the flawed assumptions

Israel won’t achieve its aims in Gaza without a long-term occupation, writes Paul Rogers. In the meantime, only its enemies are benefiting from the growing civilian death toll

31 Jul 14 | Comments (0)

Avoiding a catastrophe in Iraq

The extremist push into Iraq has exposed the divisive policies of the government in Baghdad, writes Matthew Gray. So far, the well-organised Kurds are the only real beneficiaries.

20 Jun 14 | Comments (0)

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)