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Strange calm between Greece and Turkey

Since Recep Erdogan rose to power in Turkey 15 years ago, Greek-Turkish relations have presented a paradox. Erdogan initially styled himself a moderate democratic reformer,…



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Mosul massacre

The US-led “coalition” has admitted that its forces carried out the March 17 air strike in Mosul—ostensibly against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)…




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Syria: Six years on

Is it five or six or seven years now? As the years roll on in the Syrian conflict, dates and anniversaries grow vaguer. We’re losing…


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Game over for ISIS

The Islamic Caliphate announced in 2014 by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the head of ISIS, is approaching the end of its short and terrible life. Iraqi forces,…