John R. Bradley

Islamic State is making its threats a reality

14 November 2015 9:00 am

Isis could be on the brink of creating a terrifying new world order

The new Saudi Borgias

3 October 2015 8:00 am

Since King Abdullah died, the ruling family are without restraints

Bizarrely, Putin is talking more sense on Syria than anyone else

26 September 2015 8:00 am

The West’s strategy on Syria is a complete shambles

Veiled Desire

30 March 2013 9:00 am

A meeting with Shereen El Feki, author of Sex and the Citadel, a book exploring sexual mores in the modern Arab world

Recipe for revolution

18 August 2012 6:00 am

Hunger prompts insurrection, and this year’s crop price spikes will hit the world’s streets next spring

Be careful who you depose

11 February 2012 2:00 pm

Does the West really want to see a backward Wahhabi theocracy in charge of Syria?

Summer of hate

16 July 2011 12:00 am

The Arab Spring has left Tunisia a poorer and far less liberal place

Gay Damascus

18 June 2011 12:00 am

Arabs are more tolerant of homosexuality than the blogs would have you believe

Battle lines

19 March 2011 12:00 am

It’s tribal and religious divisions that really shape the Middle East – and that account for the Saudi intervention in Bahrain

Arabian nightmare

26 February 2011 12:00 am

Talk of an ‘Arab Spring’ for democracy is dangerously premature. An Islamist takeover of the Middle East is just as likely

Aims of the brotherhood

5 February 2011 12:00 am

Make no mistake: the Muslim Brothers’ vision for Egypt is a frightening one