Ali A. Allawi

British officers in a modern motor car drive against the current of horsemen of the Arab army entering Damascus on 1 October 1918. Anglo-Arab policies were equally at cross purposes following the fall of the city

The Ottoman empire: the last great casualty of the first world war

2 May 2015 9:00 am

In a possibly apocryphal story, Henry Kissinger, while visiting Beijing in 1972 as Nixon’s national security adviser, asked Zhou Enlai,…

View of Baghdad in 1918

Baghdad's rise, fall – and rise again

31 May 2014 9:00 am

The history of Baghdad more than any other city mirrors the ebb and flow that has marked Islamic history and…