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If Turkey turns on the West, what hope is there for Syria and Iraq?

18 October 2014

Turkey has long been a bridge between the West and the Middle East. Its record on free speech may be lamentable and it treats its Kurdish minority shoddily, but against… Read more

There is a way to beat Ebola (and we're already doing it)

11 October 2014

There is something depressing about the fact that it has taken a sick Spanish nurse to put Ebola back on the front pages. Since the summer, some 3,400 West Africans… Read more

Britain doesn't need hateful laws to defeat hate preachers

4 October 2014

If the Labour party conference in Manchester felt like a funeral, the Conservatives’ gathering in Birmingham had the air of a wedding. It had jazz bands, champagne bars and a… Read more

The Arab world wants to help America defeat ISIS. Do they want or need the RAF?

27 September 2014

It is a mark of the uncertainty of our policy in the Middle East that just over a year ago Parliament was recalled to debate whether to launch military strikes… Read more

Portrait of the week

Diary

Diary

Prue Leith

18 October 2014

‘Please God, make me good, but not yet.’ I know the feeling. As I get… Read more

Anthony Horowitz

11 October 2014

It was quite fun being named as the new writer of 007 — although actually… Read more

Jeremy Vine

4 October 2014

Last Tuesday I tried to sign up to a new life. My wife and I… Read more

Letters

18 October 2014

Nothing to fear Sir: So long as we are not breaking any law, we have… Read more

11 October 2014

Faith and flexibility Sir: What a contrast in your two articles on religion last week:… Read more

4 October 2014

Degrees of ability Sir: Nick Cohen has written an amusing piece on PPE (‘Crash course’,… Read more

27 September 2014 Aus

Waiting to die Sir: Forgive my delay, only getting around to reading the UK content… Read more

Ancient and modern

A&M

Hannibal (and Alexander the Great) vs the Islamic State

18 October 2014

Whatever the Islamic State hopes ultimately to achieve by its… Read more

What Aristotle would have made of Brooks Newmark's selfies

11 October 2014

News that the soon-to-be-ex-Tory MP Brooks Newmark has sent pictures of… Read more

The ancient roots of Alex’s Salmond’s demagoguery

27 September 2014

Alex Salmond spent two years campaigning for independence for Scotland… Read more