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    1. June 26, 2015

      Yevgeny Primakov, Kremlin politician, 1929-2015

      Over six decades Yevgeny Primakov, who has died aged 85, served every Moscow leader from Nikita Khrushchev to Vladimir...

    2. June 5, 2015

      Tariq Aziz, Iraqi politician, 1936-2015

      As Saddam Hussein's chief propagandist and veteran foreign minister, Tariq Aziz cultivated an image of cigar-smoking...

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    1. June 3, 2015

      ExxonMobil at the crossroads: buy a rival or shrink in long term

      At first glance, the decline in the number of shares outstanding in ExxonMobil might make it look like a company that...

    2. The World

      April 20, 2015

      Smart Reads 20 April 2015

      Despite being accused of naivety in his foreign policy, Barack Obama is showing qualities associated with Henry...

    3. April 17, 2015

      Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, Saddam’s deputy thought killed in Iraq

      A longtime leader of Iraq’s Sunni insurgency, who was a former deputy of Saddam Hussein, was reportedly killed near the...

    4. January 21, 2015

      Cameron frustrated by delayed Chilcot inquiry into Iraq war

      David Cameron has expressed frustration at delays to publication of the Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq war after it...

    5. September 28, 2014

      Obama’s Faustian pact with the Saudis

      You go to war with the allies you have, not the ones you wish for, to paraphrase Donald Rumsfeld. President Barack...

    6. August 29, 2014

      Choose enemies carefully but be less picky about allies

      Perhaps the most duplicated photograph in diplomatic history shows Chairman Mao Zedong smiling benignly at Henry...

    7. August 13, 2014

      Isis is at war with all of us and Kurds need help to defeat them

      Sinjar, a Kurdish area of Iraq near the border with Syria that has seen more prosperous times as a trading and farming...

    8. August 8, 2014

      Barack Obama is right to take risks in Iraq

      President Barack Obama’s decision to go back into the Iraq from which he extricated the US almost three years ago is...

    9. July 15, 2014

      Iraq’s parliament elects speaker as army claims success in Tikrit

      Iraq’s parliament appointed the elected moderate Sunni politician Salim al-Jibouri as speaker on Tuesday as politicians...

    10. June 29, 2014

      Iraq crisis: Isis declares establishment of a sovereign state

      The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the extremist jihadi group behind an insurgency that has seized a swath of...

    11. June 24, 2014

      Iraq’s Sunni could defeat Isis if Maliki steps down, says ex-minister

      Iraq’s Sunni community could defeat militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (known as Isis), if a new,...

    12. June 22, 2014

      Removing Saddam Hussein did not cause this crisis

      For the avoidance of doubt, of course the Iraq of 2014 bears, in part, the imprint of the removal of Saddam Hussein 11...

    13. June 13, 2014

      Residents tell of army’s betrayal in face of Isis advance in Iraq

      The Islamist militants’ capture of Mosul, which began Iraq’s slide into a new war, may have been sudden, locals say,...

    14. June 11, 2014

      Fall of Mosul encapsulates tragedy of a failed state

      In the wake of the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, Mosul was the model case of how to beat an emerging insurgency. David...

    15. March 18, 2014

      Iran keeps its word – the west should do the same

      At last it seems realistic to hope for a resolution to the unnecessary crisis surrounding Iran’s peaceful nuclear...

    16. January 6, 2014

      Time to think more about Sarajevo, less about Munich

      Can thinking about the past improve the way you handle the present? If so, this year’s centenary of the outbreak of the...

    17. December 11, 2013

      Syrian refugees test the resources of Jordan’s capital

      Jordan has a world of problems, all visible in its expanding capital, Amman: too many unemployed young people, rising...

    18. November 24, 2013

      Iran breakthrough deserves a chance

      A decade ago the US and Britain invaded Iraq, cutting short diplomacy and attempts by UN inspectors to determine...

    19. The A-List

      November 18, 2013

      Time for Obama to deploy his cunning in the MidEast

      Sadly, the political correctness that has swept western societies has smothered an appreciation of the virtues of...

    20. August 30, 2013

      The Syria vote brings to an end decades of delusion

      The game is up. Britain has reached the end of a long arc of delusion. For half a century and more it has clung...

    21. The World

      August 27, 2013

      Why Syria is not Iraq, despite the shadow

      Should the west intervene in Syria? Whatever it does, it will do so in the shadow of the war in Iraq. Tony Blair, the...

    22. August 25, 2013

      If there are no limits in Syria, there will be none elsewhere

      Last week’s chemical weapons attack on the eastern suburbs of Damascus is an atrocity comparable to the Saddam Hussein...

    23. The World

      August 25, 2013

      Three questions on Syria for the US and its allies

      For the past 2½ years, the US and its allies have been deeply reluctant to become engaged in the Syrian civil war. Over...

    24. August 19, 2013

      Stability, not an election, is what Egypt needs now

      If you are going to intervene in a foreign country, it helps to know what you want to happen. But on Egypt – and Syria,...

    25. August 16, 2013

      Devil’s advocate who leapt to the side of the indefensible

      Anti-colonialist, iconoclast and lawyer, Jacques Vergès was a Frenchman who gained international renown for defending...

    26. July 22, 2013

      Al-Qaeda convicts escape from Abu Ghraib in military-style attack

      BAGHDAD/MOSUL, Iraq – Hundreds of convicts, including senior members of al-Qaeda, broke out of Iraq’s Abu Ghraib jail...

    27. June 25, 2013

      Qatar shows how to manage a modern monarchy

      The Emir of Qatar’s decision to abdicate voluntarily in favour of his 33-year-old son may well be a first in Arab...

    28. May 5, 2013

      Julie Mehretu, White Cube, London – review

      Art dealers have always wanted to look edgy and exotic, yet how instantly today their powerful branding assimilates...

    29. April 24, 2013

      Show Assad where the red lines are

      Mounting evidence that Bashar al-Assad’s desperate and ruthless regime has started tentatively to use chemical weapons...

    30. March 19, 2013

      Dozens killed in Iraq anniversary attacks

      A wave of bombings and assassinations rattled the Iraqi capital on Tuesday, leaving dozens dead and offering a grim...

    31. March 15, 2013

      Iraq: 10 years later

      The man had approached me in the decaying lobby of Baghdad’s Palestine Hotel 10 years ago, with a little piece of paper...

    32. March 14, 2013

      After hubris in Iraq, hesitation in Syria

      Ten years after the invasion of Iraq, the world looks on as another tyrant kills his own people. History’s first take...

    33. March 12, 2013

      Turkey emerges as true Iraq war victor

      The Americans won the war, the Iranians won the peace and the Turks won the contracts. Turkey, which blocked the...

    34. March 12, 2013

      Bringing Baghdad stories to the screen

      Maysoon Pachachi has for decades been editing, producing and directing films about the Middle East, tackling subjects...

    35. March 3, 2013

      Lessons from Iraq a decade after war

      In March 2003 the US and UK decided to invade Iraq and topple Saddam Hussein. Much has happened since, most notably the...

    36. FT Alphaville

      February 19, 2013

      A eurozone safe against, or is it safe for, sovereign holdouts? Part one

      So, you’re wondering what kind of crisis Cyprus is. And you’ve watched the success of Nicos Anastasiades in the...

    37. The A-List

      February 7, 2013

      Mali is just the latest example of failed western thinking

      The US, France, UK and other European countries are engaged in a widening arc of military activities across Africa, the...

    38. January 21, 2013

      Total ‘oil-for-food’ trial opens in Paris

      Christophe de Margerie, chief executive of Total, appeared in court in Paris on Monday for the first day of a trial...

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