February 2018

The Week That Was

In which… The Syrian conflict, which has always drawn in outside forces – threatened to also become a war between states. The Turkish advance, across…






The Week That Was –

In which….America again came under attack. That’s one way of describing the latest school shooting – this one in Florida on Wednesday which killed 17…


What Now For Kurdistan?

Often a niche interest in international relations, the Kurds have in recent years see-sawed between being seen as the modern equivalent of a plucky little…


Israel, Iran and the War for Syria

For years, Israel and Iran have attacked each other with words and through their proxies. In Iran, calls for Israel’s destruction are routine, and support…



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The Week That Was

A week in which mankind, or ‘Peoplekind’ as Canada’s Prime Minister would call us – pushed a millimeter out into infinity, and pushed a new…