The historian speaks to Prospect's Arts and Books Editor Sameer Rahim
Revelations about Islamic State's planning show that extremists are most likely to be radicalised by relatives or friends. To stop them we need to break those connections
The country needs more than the absence of war—Syrians desperately need economic opportunity
The country is searching for the elusive "third offset strategy"
Ethnic and bureaucratic fault lines have made effective governance of the country almost impossible
This "cessation of hostilities" is incredibly fragile
Tim Eaton / February 25, 2016
It is still unclear which groups the "ceasefire" will apply to
Tim Eaton / January 29, 2016
"The last round of talks ended in acrimony—and opposition negotiators will be feeling a sense of déjà vu."
“What the Russians learned in fighting the Germans at Stalingrad in 1942, IS is applying today”