John R. Bradley

Assad is back for good in Syria – and with Trump’s blessing

21 July 2018 9:00 am

Amid the confusion and the almost deafening cries of treachery and collusion over Donald Trump’s relations with Russia, few noticed…

Forget the naysayers. Saudi’s crown prince is the real deal

10 March 2018 9:00 am

In an interview this week, Mohammad bin Salman offered an extraordinarily frank assessment of how to combat terrorism. It means…

Saudi Arabia has united with Israel against Iran – and a desert storm is brewing

11 November 2017 9:00 am

Until last weekend, the Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh’s exclusive Diplomatic Quarter was colloquially known as the Princes’ Hotel. It was a…

Arabian nights

28 October 2017 9:00 am

Recall the media coverage at the height of the Jimmy Savile scandal, times it by about a thousand, and you…

Putin the peacemaker

7 October 2017 9:00 am

When Russia entered the Syrian civil war in September 2015 the then US secretary of defense, Ash Carter, predicted catastrophe…

Iran is our natural ally

2 September 2017 9:00 am

The Saudi town of Awamiya — like so many countless cities across Iraq, Syria and Yemen that are witnessing an…

Islamic State is making its threats a reality

14 November 2015 9:00 am

When the creation of a new caliphate was announced last year, who but the small band of his followers took…

The new Saudi Borgias

3 October 2015 8:00 am

A young Saudi prince, Majed Abdulaziz Al-Saud, has apparently fled to the Wahhabi kingdom on his private jet after a…

Bizarrely, Putin is talking more sense on Syria than anyone else

26 September 2015 8:00 am

At the outset of Syria’s brutal four-year civil war, I was an almost unique voice in the British media deploring…