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December 2, 2014 3 Comments

Saudi Arabia’s Prince Turki: time to step up the war in Syria

Members of the Saudi royal family, especially those in or near government, rarely speak in public so when Prince Turki bin Faisal bin Saud comes to town it’s worth hearing what he has to say.


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December 1, 2014 4 Comments

Syria’s victims of the mathematics of global aid

What is wrong with us? While people and governments give generously to appeals for the victims of earthquakes and disease, they balk when it comes to those fleeing conflict.

November 26, 2014 9 Comments

UN role for Cameron’s mate Lansley would be ‘appalling’

A chorus of concern is growing at the prospect of David Cameron’s former Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley being put forward for a senior humanitarian role at the United Nations.

November 24, 2014 No Comments

Times may have changed for Iran – but US Republicans haven’t

As world powers struggle to reach a deal with Iran on its nuclear programme, Republicans in the US could prove the biggest obstacle to an agreement.

November 21, 2014 4 Comments

Monday at midnight: will we see nuclear peace in our time?

Will a deal on Iran’s nuclear programme lead to rapprochement between the US and the Islamic state after 35 years of enmity?

November 16, 2014 4 Comments

What the horrific Kassig murder video tells us about IS

The video is horrific, but it provides intelligence services with clues about how IS leaders think, critically important for those seeking more effective ways to defeat this death cult.

November 8, 2014 3 Comments

Berlin 1989 – the miracle that blinded us to the truth about revolution

My generation was blinded by the fall of the Berlin Wall. Bloodless revolutions are few and far between.

November 4, 2014 3 Comments

‘Asking for trouble’: Libyan soldiers sent home amid rape allegations

The debacle of Libyan soldiers accused of rape while on a training course near Cambridge symbolises the chaos of both post-revolutionary Libya and British policy.

November 3, 2014 1 Comment

Internet firms ‘in denial’ over terror role, warns GCHQ

The GCHQ director Robert Hannigan has accused internet firms of being “in denial” of the role their networks play in terrorism. Lindsey Hilsum reports.

October 26, 2014 2 Comments

Syria: still dreaming of the future after war

The war in Syria has left devastation and despair in its trail. But the students at Aleppo University dare not stop believing a better future is still within their grasp.

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