Christopher Phillips is professor of international relations at Queen Mary University of London and author of “The Battle for Syria” and co-editor of “What next for Britain in the Middle East?”
Will Turkiye abandon Syria’s rebels?
As Ankara and Damascus edge toward reconciliation, the remnants of Syria’s rebels in the north are concerned that their long-standing Turkish patron will soon abandon them.
Truss’s ‘revolution’ will impress no one
Britain’s new Prime Minister, Liz Truss, used her speech at the UN General Assembly to outline her vision for the UK and the world. She called for democracies to stand up and be counted in the face of destabilizing authoritarian aggression.
Truss could make ‘Little Britain’ even smaller globally
Turkey’s growing ‘empire’ in northern Syria
Several Syrians were arrested last week in the Turkish controlled city of Jarablus in northern Syria for“desecrating the Turkish flag” after protests against suggestions that Ankara was considering normalising ties with Damascus and its ruler, Bashar Assad.
Britain needs a foreign policy reset
The UK’s Middle East migrant shame
The British government’s plans to deport people seeking asylum in the country to Rwanda has been widely criticized at home and abroad. Opposition parties, human rights groups, the UN and now the European Court of Human Rights have all weighed in.