Trump is determined to crush the Islamic State. He should beware: what comes next could be worse
His supporters expect impeachment or even a military coup
Are Cambridge Analytica brilliant scientists or snake-oil salesmen?
Is he mad enough to invade the Baltic states, or is it all a clever bluff?
Will this conflict in the Middle East lead to world war three?
A misdirected airstrike has exposed the West’s Syrian muddle
Even as Islamic State falls back, the civil war is growingmore complex – and looking worse for the West
Western powers’ favourite allies in Iraq and Syria have problems – and divisions – of their own
Disillusioned Islamic State recruits are deserting the bloodthirsty terror group as it loses territory
Republican surprise package Dr Ben Carson has an amazing story to tell. Asking him about policy is a little harder
The Iowa State Fair ‘Donnnaaallldd!!! Donnnaaaaallldd!!!’ Donald Trump was surrounded by fans. He looked happy. He took a bite out of…
On a Greek beach, watching migrants’ dinghies arrive from Turkey
This week has been all about the election, the US presidential election that is. It is 18 months away but…
While Obama talks centrifuges in Geneva, Iranian-backed militia are redrawing the map of Iraq
Ukraine’s war goes on – in some places now, and soon everywhere
Blue and white Christmas lights twinkle over the shops near my apartment in Beirut’s Christian quarter; pricy boutiques display elaborate…
Islamic State commanders know exactly how to extract the greatest possible profit from their hostages. Some care about little else
Turkey, Syria It is the early hours of the day that Parliament votes on whether to bomb the so-called ‘Islamic…
Lebanon The Beirut press corps gather to remember the murdered journalist Jim Foley. People stand for a minute’s silence, drink…
Arriving in Erbil, you don’t feel you are in Iraq, but another country altogether, which is what the Kurds would…
Meeting the British Muslims who have joined the ‘Islamic State’
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 leaves the West’s friends in the country weaker than ever
Events in one Syrian town cast light on the nation’s strife