Boris blunders with plan for British jihadists, Russia forges ties with China and postal votes open in Scottish referendum
Yoweri Museveni has ensured that the west is dependent on him
Helen Gao / August 21, 2014
The premiere's operation is dominating local and international gossip
What is it, what does it want, and what will it achieve?
Blood and treasure: a looted heritage
Its success is lauded by politicians of all stripes, but the model is breaking down
Bartle Bull / August 15, 2014
Maliki's successor might be perceived as a more pleasant politician, but can he hold the country together?
Michael Goldfarb / August 14, 2014
With unified Kurdish forces helping break the siege of Mount Sinjar, are we moving closer to Kurdish independence?
President Obama has authorised air strikes in Iraq, but was his hand forced by a strategic decision to withdraw Kurdish forces?