Catrin Nye , Athar Ahmad / September 5, 2014
When the violent jihadist group Isis declared a Caliphate taking in parts of Syria and Iraq, they reignited a debate over the role of an Islamic state
"Severed heads on public display are not only acts of medieval nihilism, they are also calculated acts of strategic orchestration"
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?