With the Middle Eastern policies of Western nations more fickle, uncommitted and unreliable than ever before, the Dhahran Arab League summit was an opportunity for Arab states to stand up and display strategic regional leadership.
April 15, 2018
Throughout the 1990s, two civil conflicts dominated the international news agenda: Northern Ireland and Palestine. During the middle of that decade, there often appeared to be greater grounds for optimism around the Israel-Palestine issue.
April 12, 2018
During the years of Mohammad Khatami’s presidency, many Arab states sought to mend their relationships with Tehran. The Islamic regime’s past efforts to overthrow Arab governments were glossed over.
April 08, 2018
Often a crisis must become dangerously severe before decisive global action is taken to bring about a solution.
April 01, 2018
I have spoken to seasoned diplomats who are extremely worried at the prospect of John Bolton’s appointment as US National Security Advisor.
March 25, 2018
When it came to nuclear brinkmanship, President Richard Nixon was a believer in presenting himself to his communist enemies as a madman who genuinely would press the nuclear button if provoked. Have we now returned to the era of madmen willing to destroy the world on a whim?
March 18, 2018
For Londoners, one of the most notorious events of 2006 was the fatal poisoning of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko.
March 11, 2018
With hard-won gains in legal, academic and workplace rights, we are experiencing an exhilarating period for women. Ladies are engaging with the world with growing confidence and speaking out fearlessly on issues such as equal pay and sexual abuse.
March 07, 2018
One of the surest methods for radicalizing and alienating communities is the blunt instrument of collective punishment, which represents a fundamental breach of the laws of conflict. When you brutally treat whole populations as if they are the enemy, eventually they become your enemy.
March 04, 2018