‘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’

Is Hamas finally losing its grip on Gaza?

22 March 2014 9:00 am

The party is out of favour with its foreign neighbours and with ordinary Gazans

If Ukraine’s protests were a revolution, why wasn’t the Stop the War march?

1 March 2014 9:00 am

It’s ages since I last went on a decent demo and had a bit of a dust-up with the pigs.…

Portrait of the week

11 January 2014 9:00 am

Home George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, made it clear in a speech that he intended to cut £25 billion…

Bye-bye Bric, hello Mint — are Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey really the new boom economies?  

11 January 2014 9:00 am

New year new ideas as we woke up on Monday morning to find ourselves in Lagos with Evan Davies trying…

Christmas past in Spectator letters

14 December 2013 9:00 am

This is a selection of seasonal letters from The Spectator’s 185-year archive, now online at archive.spectator.co.uk. The emblem to the…

Beautifully acted: Nihal Koldas and Begüm Akkaya in ‘Kuma’

Kuma would shine at any time of the year

17 August 2013 9:00 am

Mid-August is a hopeless time for films; so hopeless, useless and bleak, if I don’t use three words when one…

The Spectator’s Notes

8 June 2013 9:00 am

What a strange country this is. On the same day that we celebrated the 60th anniversary of the coronation, a…

What’s eating Turkey

8 June 2013 9:00 am

Erdogan is good at making enemies – but he has had help from Syria

How social media helps authoritarians

8 June 2013 9:00 am

Rumour-mongering and censorship in the age of Twitter

Why Greece isn’t recovering: the view from a cruise ship

4 May 2013 9:00 am

This column comes to you from the cruise ship Minerva in the Greek port of Piraeus. Why I’m aboard is…

The threat of holy war

24 July 2010 12:00 am

John Buchan’s Greenmantle remains a marvellous read, even if its plot is absurd.

Objects of obsession

30 December 2009 12:00 am

The Museum of Innocence is the sixth novel by Turkey’s most garlanded novelist and his first since he became a Nobel laureate in 2006.