Middle East



Qatar Milks the Gulf Crisis.

A year after cows were dropping from the skies above Qatar, the country is still suffering a blockade imposed by its Gulf neighbours. Then, the…


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…




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 –…


The Forgotten War

The horrors of the Las Vegas shooting, the North Korean nuclear situation and BREXIT, is the perfect cover to allow Assad and Putin to try…