Permanent stalemate in Gaza suits Netanyahu

2 March 2024 9:00 am

Jerusalem After midnight on Thursday is dead-time for the Israeli media. The weekend editions have gone to print (newspapers don’t…

Refugee lives: The Singularity, by Balsam Karam, reviewed

20 January 2024 9:00 am

The stories of two tragic mothers are interwoven in a haunting novel revolving around war, displacement, despair and the loss of children

Is this where world war three starts?

4 November 2023 9:00 am

  Daugavpils   You can tell quite a bit about a place by the number of national flags on display.…

What Hamas promised to its electorate

28 October 2023 9:00 am

Things you do not hear very often, number one: a pro-Palestinian protestor denouncing Hamas for the barbarity of its incursion…

Why I don’t trust the BBC’s Trusted News Initiative

28 October 2023 9:00 am

You almost certainly haven’t heard of the Trusted News Initiative (TNI), although you probably should have. It’s a BBC-led consortium…

No one should trust the camera in the age of AI

28 October 2023 9:00 am

Bryan Appleyard on photographic manipulation, past and present

An Israeli ground assault would be devastating for Gaza

15 October 2023 12:03 am

On a patch of scrubland outside the Zikim kibbutz earlier this week, I came across a platoon of Merkava 4…

What Iran gains from the conflict in Israel

14 October 2023 9:00 am

What Iran gains from provoking Israel

Should Ukraine hold a general election next year?

30 September 2023 9:00 am

Should Ukraine hold a general election next year?

Why the US will decide Ukraine’s fate

2 September 2023 9:00 am

The US will decide Ukraine’s fate

Russian military chief lets slip the cost of invasion

7 August 2023 1:59 am

When it comes to disclosing the true cost of the war in Ukraine for Russia, the Kremlin has rarely, if…

The Ukrainian war is coming to Moscow

5 August 2023 9:00 am

War is coming home to Moscow

High life

22 July 2023 9:00 am

Now that Wimbledon is over, a few thoughts about youthful brains showing traces of horse tranquillisers, angel dust and cannabis,…

Why the economic war against Russia has failed

13 May 2023 9:00 am

There was much mirth in the West this week when Vladimir Putin’s Victory Day parade through Red Square included just…

Letter from Ukraine

13 May 2023 9:00 am

War games do something seriously unpleasant to our brains

29 October 2022 9:00 am

Not all video games are war games but those that are do something deeply unpleasant to our brains, says Sam Kriss

What Zelensky has taken from his former TV career

29 October 2022 9:00 am

Volodymyr Zelensky is one of the few leaders of modern times whose charisma, determination and sheer cojones can be said,…

The stalemate in Ukraine won't last forever

24 August 2022 3:00 pm

Addressing the vexed question of who is winning the war in Ukraine, six months on, is a task to challenge…

The strange morality of sponsoring weapons

20 August 2022 9:18 pm

Forget fund-raising concerts donating spare clothes and offering your spare room to a refugee family. There’s a better way of…

Ukrainians aren't surprised by Amnesty's victim-blaming

9 August 2022 12:12 am

Is Amnesty International victim-blaming? The Ukrainian military has been endangering civilians, it said, by establishing military bases and putting weapons…

Will China blockade Taiwan?

31 July 2022 3:00 pm

Xi Jinping has made it very clear over the years that he is determined for China to reunite with Taiwan.…