Paul Wood

Trump really could crush Isis. But what happens next could be worse

18 February 2017 9:00 am

Trump is determined to crush the Islamic State. He should beware: what comes next could be worse

Will Donald Trump be assassinated, ousted in a coup or just impeached?

21 January 2017 9:00 am

His supporters expect impeachment or even a military coup

The British data-crunchers who say they helped Donald Trump to win

3 December 2016 9:00 am

Are Cambridge Analytica brilliant scientists or snake-oil salesmen?

Putin's dangerous games in the Baltic

22 October 2016 9:00 am

Is he mad enough to invade the Baltic states, or is it all a clever bluff?

Could the conflict in Syria lead to world war three?

8 October 2016 9:00 am

Will this conflict in the Middle East lead to world war three?

In Syria we're not sure who we're backing, or who we're bombing

24 September 2016 9:00 am

A misdirected airstrike has exposed the West’s Syrian muddle

Syria’s warlords were nobodies. Now they are rich men with sex slaves

6 August 2016 9:00 am

Even as Islamic State falls back, the civil war is growingmore complex – and looking worse for the West

The myth of the plucky Kurdish warrior

27 February 2016 9:00 am

Western powers’ favourite allies in Iraq and Syria have problems – and divisions – of their own

The truth about Islamic State: it's in crisis

9 January 2016 9:00 am

Disillusioned Islamic State recruits are deserting the bloodthirsty terror group as it loses territory

How far can Bernie Sanders go?

24 October 2015 9:00 am

Could the socialist senator of Vermont be on track to win the Democratic nomination?

Ben Carson has an amazing story. How about policies?

19 September 2015 8:00 am

Republican surprise package Dr Ben Carson has an amazing story to tell. Asking him about policy is a little harder

‘Keep out the Mexicans and al-Qaeda’: with Donald Trump and his fans at the Iowa State Fair

22 August 2015 9:00 am

 The Iowa State Fair ‘Donnnaaallldd!!! Donnnaaaaallldd!!!’ Donald Trump was surrounded by fans. He looked happy. He took a bite out of…

Lesbos: the tourist island where half Greece's migrants land

1 August 2015 9:00 am

On a Greek beach, watching migrants’ dinghies arrive from Turkey

How the other half of the press parties – a war correspondent’s letter from Washington

9 May 2015 9:00 am

This week has been all about the election, the US presidential election that is. It is 18 months away but…

Forget Geneva: the real US-Iran carve-up is happening in Iraq

21 March 2015 9:00 am

While Obama talks centrifuges in Geneva, Iranian-backed militia are redrawing the map of Iraq

Shelling, militiamen and shattered villages: welcome to eastern Ukraine’s ceasefire

7 March 2015 9:00 am

Ukraine’s war goes on – in some places now, and soon everywhere

Black flags and Christmas lights: a letter from Beirut

13 December 2014 9:00 am

Blue and white Christmas lights twinkle over the shops near my apartment in Beirut’s Christian quarter; pricy boutiques display elaborate…

How Islamic State commanders squeeze their hostages for every penny

15 November 2014 9:00 am

Islamic State commanders know exactly how to extract the greatest possible profit from their hostages. Some care about little else

Pistols, airstrikes and smuggled cows: a letter from Islamic State border country

4 October 2014 9:00 am

 Turkey, Syria It is the early hours of the day that Parliament votes on whether to bomb the so-called ‘Islamic…

Paul Wood's diary: From James Foley's memorial to gunfire in the streets

6 September 2014 9:00 am

 Lebanon The Beirut press corps gather to remember the murdered journalist Jim Foley. People stand for a minute’s silence, drink…

Travels in Isis country: priests, Peshmerga and property developers

23 August 2014 9:00 am

Arriving in Erbil, you don’t feel you are in Iraq, but another country altogether, which is what the Kurds would…

‘It’s jihad, innit, bruv’: meet the British Muslims going to fight in Syria

26 July 2014 9:00 am

Meeting the British Muslims who have joined the ‘Islamic State’

Saddam on money

Baghdad notebook: "Things were better in Saddam's time"

5 July 2014 9:00 am

In the passport queue at Baghdad airport, my heart sinks. This place vies with Cairo for the title of most…

A new Islamist alliance among Syria’s rebels has given Assad the enemy he wants

5 October 2013 9:00 am

A new Islamist alliance among Syria’s rebels leaves the West’s friends in the country weaker than ever

Syria’s war in miniature: meeting the Christians driven out of Qusayr

10 August 2013 9:00 am

Events in one Syrian town cast light on the nation’s strife