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.
Isis, we are told, is a 'clear and dangerous threat to our way of life'. I’m sorry, but I just don’t buy it
Exclusive: 'Putin's Russia has been my biggest regret,' says Nato's outgoing Secretary General
The Osborne Ultimatum: Chancellor’s benefits freeze bombshell will affect ten million households
There’s no excuse for Dave Lee Travis’s behaviour, but we need to keep a sense of proportion
Should gay sex be illegal? 16% of Britons think so
Mark Reckless becomes second Tory MP to defect to Ukip in a month
- 1 Sainsbury's '50p challenge' poster telling staff to encourage customers to spend more placed in shop window instead of staff room
- 2 Five-year-old Iris Grace is raising awareness of autism through her extraordinary paintings
- 3 Isis an hour away from Baghdad - with no sign of Iraq army being able to make a successful counter-attack
- 4 Yes, the iPhone 6 is a miracle, but it's Apple's tax affairs that deserve a double take
- 5 Car tax disc changes: Two days to go - and they affect you much more than just not displaying a piece of paper
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