PhD Candidate at Harvard University and Research Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI).
20 November 2013 06:00 AM
Although we don’t know all the details of what transpired in the last round of talks 10 days ago, we have a rough idea of the deal that was nearly done
24 July 2012 08:00 PM
The regime seeks to deny the West a reason for intervening and to raise the costs of doing so
21 July 2012 12:00 AM
Syria's regime is rapidly unravelling. In the same week as a bombing that killed four of President Assad's top security chiefs, rebels have seized control of the Syria-Iraq border and turned Damascus into a war zone.
01 June 2012 12:00 AM
20 April 2012 12:00 AM
Shashank Joshi: With the US relationship with Afghanistan in ruins, damage limitation is our best hope
19 April 2012 12:00 AM
The US-Afghan relationship is about to be battered by its fourth crisis in four months. American troops have this year inadvertently burned Korans, massacred Afghan villagers, and been filmed urinating on Taliban corpses. And now there are more shocking photos of troops cavorting with corpses. This is hardly the basis for trust and friendship.
14 January 2012 12:00 AM
31 December 2011 12:00 AM
24 December 2011 12:00 AM
01 August 2011 10:00 AM
When Syrian tanks stormed Hama at dawn, they swept through like a haunting echo of the forces that destroyed the city in 1982. Bashar al-Assad has not yet penetrated Hama's centre, as his father did nearly 30 years ago, but his army's loyalty suggests that it has every chance.
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more