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Articles by Tim Marshall

The Year That Was – 2017

Where to start on a subject encompassing so much it’s impossible to fit it all in?  –  A month – a country?  OK- January –…


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Things We Lost In The Mire – 51

TURKEY/PURGE  –   The government has accused another 2,700 soliders, teachers, and civil servants of having links to ‘terrorisst groups’ and sacked them. Since the…


The Week That Was…

‘Twas the Week Before Christmas, and all through the House, the White House that is, not a creature was stirring.  Except for President Trump who…



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The Week That Was…

Protests against President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital continued in several countries. One of the largest was in Beirut which saw clashes between…



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The Week That Was…

A week in which capital letters were writ large across the news agenda. J for Jerusalem, C for Capital, and a missing letter – U…


To Nuke or Not to Nuke?

From Hamish de Bretton Gordon in Washington D.C. What price a pre-emptive strike to destroy North Korea’s nuclear and chemical weapons? Answer – high, very…



The Week That Was

An explosive week in many ways, most of them bad. The worst was in Egypt’s Sinai Province.  Dozens of terrorists, probably affiliated with ISIL attacked…