Syria

It might be tempting to revel in the tribulations of Tehran’s unpleasant rulers. But, it’s worth being careful what you wish for.

PETER MILLAR reports from the region which could yet trigger Merkel’s downfall

Are protests in Jordan the precursor to more Arab Spring turmoil or an encouraging sign that the region might finally be moving in the right direction, asks PAUL KNOTT.

There is plenty of gloom about the global growth of authoritarianism. But, as Natasha Ezrow argues, it is not all good news for despots

Britain’s departure from the EU has sparked enough anger at home. But, as Alastair Campbell writes, Brexit is giving our foreign friends sleepless nights as well.

In a speech to think tank Progress our editor-at-large lays into Jeremy Corbyn and the failures of the Labour Party

Emmanuel Macron’s recent visit to the White House gave body language analysts plenty to talk about and led many to draw comparisons with Theresa May’s 2017 trip.

After Syria and Salisbury, it is back to chaotic normal for the Prime Minister

An army of Russian internet bots mounted a social media campaign backing Labour in the weeks before last year’s election, it has been claimed.

Tim Walker writes that ‘Faceless’ raises some interesting questions about diversity, but shouldn’t a court room drama end with a verdict?

MICHAEL WHITE on gathering storms for vunerable May while Corbyn catches the mood

Paul Connew writes a special report on the chaos within Trump’s United States

There is a strong case for action in Syria, argues ANDREW ADONIS. But Theresa May’s problem is she can’t make it

As Theresa May’s leadership once again comes under close scrutiny, JANE MERRICK argues now is perfect opportunity to stop a hard Brexit

As global crises mount, The New European’s Editor-at-Large says Britain’s foreign secretary has nothing to offer.

Tony Blair has ruled out leading any new political party but warned both Labour and the Tories there is a “vast uncultivated centre ground” in British politics.

Following the death of Anna Campbell -the first British woman to die fighting alongside Kurdish forces in Syria- YASMIN ALIBHAI BROWN asks how we should treat the ‘jihadis’ who return home.

As relations with Russia become ever chillier, PAUL KNOTT unearths a document from the 1940s with advice on dealing with Moscow which seems remarkably relevant today.

The New European’s Editor-at-Large ALASTAIR CAMPBELL on a memorable exchange between Blair and Putin.

The bloodbath in Eastern Ghouta is a characteristically brutal chapter in the annals of Vladimir Putin’s foreign policy. This time, though, he might not get away with it.

MICHAEL WHITE on those ludicrous spy stories . . . and why Labour’s leader must come in from the cold over Brexit.

MICHAEL WHITE on whether a tapestry is all we get from Le President.

Between the gung-ho calls for regime change from the US, and the muted response from Europe, there is another way to respond to the protests in Iran, says Labour MP Mike Gapes.

In dangerous times, the Labour leader needs to work harder or give way, argues MICHAEL WHITE.

Russia’s leader might seem to be invincible, but in fact he is less secure than he appears, and 2018 could be the year that proves it, argues PAUL KNOTT.

MICHAEL WHITE tries to look on the bright side of the fallout from May’s Brexit fudge.

The EU is currently debating proposals to force internet giants like Google and Facebook to pay more for the millions of news stories they offer their users. Here, the leaders of some of the continent’s biggest news agencies explain why the measure is so urgent.

There is a rare chance of peace in Syria. But, Hamish De Bretton-Gordon writes, Brexit is getting in the way of the UK and the EU playing the role we should.

Rubens got in among our basic desires and our raw physicality and he gave them form

Poor Brigitte Macron – the force behind the great hope of the centre Emmanuel since... well, since he was quite young.

ANTI-BREXIT EVENTS

Grassroots anti-Brexit campaigners are increasing the pressure on politicians ahead of a series of important votes this year. Here is a list of the events organised across Britain in the coming weeks and months.

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