Arab Spring

A portrait of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi behind two Egyptian girls

Egypt: farewell democracy, hello President Sisi

Fri 9 May, AT 10:00
Crispin Black

Egypt voted for Morsi and his Islamic rule: but the West has happily watched the military retake control

Why did Turkey shoot down a Syrian warplane?

Mon 24 Mar, AT 12:01

Turkey says fighter plane violated its borders, but Syria says Turkey's internal politics are to blame

In The Week magazine: how to quit smoking, Turkish-style

Fri 12 Jul, AT 11:34

Egypt and MPs' pay are on the agenda in The Week magazine. Along with some more bizarre reports...

Is Egypt heading for military coup? Five key questions

Tue 2 Jul, AT 09:55

As President Morsi defies army ultimatum there are fears of more violence and return to military rule

Robert Fox

Jargon and dogma: what reading list reveals about military

Tue 23 Apr, AT 11:05
Robert Fox

Future wars will be fought by British commanders well versed in the rhetoric of management schools

Tensions high over Bahrain Grand Prix as Ferrari lead

First Reaction
Fri 19 Apr, AT 13:00

Once again the F1 race has become a political football as anti-government protests continue

Western nations face third world risks

Mon 10 Dec, AT 10:02

Political risks previously associated with developing markets are now a feature of western nations

Heathrow arrests: are Islamists training in Syria for attacks in UK?

Wed 10 Oct, AT 13:17
Robert Fox

Terror arrests reflect a new mood of apprehension over the fallout from the Arab Spring

Jordan protests

As protests erupt in Amman, has the Arab Spring reached Jordan?

First Reaction
Fri 5 Oct, AT 14:21

Jordan’s capital braces itself for up to 50,000 demonstrators in constitutional protest


We can stop Britain's unending rain - but greens won't like it

Opinion digest
Tue 10 Jul, AT 10:34

Opinion digest: improving British weather, reforming the Lords, praising Libya's elections