Syria

NATO Grit Their Teeth

Tough times for NATO. Tough times for any country that has been a long-standing ally of the United States. Donald Trump has touched down in…


Countering Novichok.

The head of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ahmet Uzumcu, has confirmed that the nerve agent used in the Salisbury attack…





Perfect Storm

The world appears to be heading for a perfect storm. It just needs a catalyst to blow it onshore or—hopefully—a change in the political winds…



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…


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…