Middle East

In a serious country serious people would resign over Pen’s pets

What happens if the Taliban gets it right?

Henry Jeffreys recommends five innovative Lebanese wines which show the potential of the country’s growing wine industry

The UK Government’s reluctance to acknowledge Iran’s hostility shows the bizarre lengths to which countries must now go to appease Iran

There are no dominoes to fall in Afghanistan

Fantastical elements of the ‘cyberattack’ on Iran do nothing but delay the inevitable: a bomb is still coming — just not quite yet

The strength of Jordan’s Hashemite monarchy is a precious thing — and one which only gets its due in rare moments of turmoil

Recent developments in Yemen’s civil war show that the Iranian-backed Houthis are clearly considered the winning side

Syria’s war has licensed this century’s worst growth in violent depravity – and it shows no sign of ending soon

The Integrated Review: goodbye Middle East; hello South China Sea; but still Russia first