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Iran weakened by internal woes?

Iran stands accused by the West of playing a key role in unrest plaguing the Middle East, but twin bombings claimed by Islamic State group jihadists are a keen reminder…

Horrors of Yemen, the forgotten war

This week’s column is an embarrassed response to a riveting reader’s comment from last week, where I lamented that Israel’s success in derailing all attempts at ceasefire meant that “bombs,…

Brent and Bibi

Two bunch of people would have started this week with long faces. One, swing traders with long Brent positions itching to make a quick buck from all the tension in…

Russia, IS-K and threat of world war

If IS-K (Islamic State-Khorasan) really did strike Moscow this week – and it has hit concerts and football matches in Europe before – then we’re likely to get to WW3…