Trust has become a scarce commodity, and nowhere is this more contested than over the Fourth Estate, the media.
January 29, 2018
The alarming rise in numbers of both refugees and displaced people in the Middle East is one of the most terrifying features of the recent conflicts that have scarred the region.
January 22, 2018
The Syrian regime’s escalating assault on the last major opposition-controlled area of Idlib in the northwest of the country brings into serious question whether the whole Astana process can continue.
January 15, 2018
Not since 2009 have Iranian citizens challenged the regime with such widespread, extended protests.
January 01, 2018
No doubt 2017 cannot end fast enough for Theresa May. Terrorist attacks in Britain, a humbling election in June, followed by never-ending speculation about whether she would survive even this far, and a humiliating defeat in the Commons on Brexit.
December 18, 2017
The US’ Jerusalem recognition and embassy saga poses a huge challenge to the rest of the world — of course for Palestinians, Arabs and Muslims, even Israel, and very definitely to the European powers.
December 12, 2017
Just how one of the most vile, racist and extremist groups in Britain appeared on the Twitter radar of the president of the world’s most powerful state may remain a mystery.
December 06, 2017
Not for the first time, Russia has announced it is pulling back troops in Syria. President Vladimir Putin made much the same announcement in March 2016, yet it was soon reversed.
November 27, 2017
Were the two biggest political shocks of 2016 — the election of Donald Trump in the US, and the British decision to leave the EU — influenced by nefarious online activity by Russia? Could automated bots and troll farms be a serious and credible threat to governments worldwide?
November 22, 2017