Analysis from our award-winning international editor on the conflicts and political movements changing our world.
All day long I’ve been watching Ukrainian armour retreat west, writes Lindsey Hilsum, who met a man with a stark warning for Nato leaders meeting in Wales.
This war is damaging lives across Ukraine, far from the cities that usually feature in news reports. Even if a ceasefire comes soon, it will be years before normality returns to peoples’
President Putin seems confident as he says one thing and does another – denying Russian soldiers have crossed the border despite overwhelming evidence is classic Soviet doublespeak.
Libya’s rival factions are called Dawn and Dignity. But fighting means it has little chance of achieving the new dawn or the life of dignity the 2011 revolution promised.
Hamas-led gunmen in Gaza execute 18 Palestinians accused of collaborating with Israel a day after Israel tracked down and killed three top Hamas commanders.
Nothing is happening by chance. If we characterise militants from Islamic State as simply barbaric and savage we are failing to understand their strategy or the extent of the danger they pose.
Some say the US and Europe should, while holding their noses, embrace Assad. That may not only be distasteful but also self-defeating: Assad has engineered this situation.
The barbarians are inside the property. The task is urgent, but the changes needed will take many months and years. Haider al-Abadi has an all but impossible task.
Heirs to a fascinating and idiosnycratic religion, the Yazidi community of Iraq has faced countless attempts at oppression, but its current plight could be the most dangerous yet.