In memory of Jamal Khashoggi

It is one year since the journalist Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. He did not come out alive. The day after he disappeared, the Saudi crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman said that he had left the consulate twenty

Jousting in the Persian Gulf

Were you to ask me “will war break out with Iran,” I would say after President Donald Trump’s recent tweet the odds are definitely leaning to no. Why is that? Well let’s look at the tweet: “If Iran wants to fight, that will be the

Dangerous nuclear games in the Gulf

One of the many challenges of covering the impact of the Trump presidency on global affairs is that in the constant churn of stories generated by his twitter outbursts and in the abrupt and ill-considered policy decisions he makes, really