Columns

A year ago, many Turks believed our 'era of coups' was over. But the threat of the Gulenists should have been clear. Even today, critical questions about the movement remain unanswered

Taha Ozhan

The newly elected chairman replacing Crispin Blunt supports the Saudis in Yemen, regrets the nuclear deal with Iran, and opposed UN condemnation of West Bank settlements

Peter Oborne

The re-elected president's popularity is not enough to save him should conservatives in the deep state decide to remove him over his support for reform

Shahir Shahidsaless

The popular head of Iran's Qods Force launched a side swipe at the Iranian president's foreign policy this week. His critique is a PR boon for Rouhani's opponents, not a prelude to a political career

Mahan Abedin

IS will now shift to using guerilla tactics and will continue to feed off the state's institutionalised sectarianism until the Iraqi government pulls itself together

Hassan Abu Haniyeh

A former State Department war crimes expert warns that arms sales to Saudi Arabia is ‘prohibited’ under US law - but the lethal exports still go ahead

Nafeez Ahmed

While the CIA spills torture secrets in grim detail, as the Belhaj rendition case shows, British bureaucrats scurry to conceal their role in war-on-terror abductions from the public

Cori Crider

Homes destroyed or occupied by Iraqi forces, a million displaced from their devastated city, while IS fighters disappear into thin air. This is what I heard when I visited Mosul

Mustafa Al-Dabbagh

Mohammed bin Salman proved useful for Russian-Saudi investment deals, but his elevation to crown prince, paired with the Qatar crisis, signals unwelcome changes in the balance of Gulf power for Moscow

Yury Barmin and Leonid Issaev

To prevent a return to the battlefield and win a durable peace, the Iraqi government must move quickly to address festering grievances and facilitate retributive justice

Crispin Blunt