Syria

The Week That Was

The ghost of Mohamed Bouazizi was heard in Tunisia this week.  In 2010 Mr. Bouazizi set fire to himself in protest over unemployment and police…



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…




After Raqqa?

The Iraqi Prime Minister, Haidar al-Abadi,  has already declared that the ISIS ‘Caliphate’ is over. He took the opportunity to say so last week when…




Meanwhile… In Syria…

As many in the UK suffer post-election blues, and those who shouted for a ‘strong and stable’ politics realise the naivety and arrogance of this…


The Latest Trump Crisis

It’s becoming a weekly tradition: a Donald Trump misstep and a media explosion, and not always in that order. The Washington Post reported late Monday…