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How will France respond to the Paris attack? 14 November 2015

Jonathan Rugman, who also covered the Charlie Hebdo shootings in January, analyses last night's shocking attacks and what they mean for France.

Greece's rebellion will only harden Germany's approach 07 July 2015

If Angela Merkel has her way, the euphoria in Athens about Sunday's referendum result will prove short lived. There is a discernible hardening of attitudes in Berlin.

With Syria and Iraq, there is no Plan B - and the omens are not good 22 May 2015

It has been a bad week for the American-led "strategy" against militants from so-called Islamic State - a strategy with the US president himself views with great qualms and some reluctance.

Time for Turkey to come to terms with its Ottoman past 13 April 2015

The truth about the killings of Armenians, condemned as genocide by Pope Francis, exposes a fragility at the heart of modern Turkey, dating back to the era of Ataturk, the country's founder.

Mystery surrounds Germanwings plane that crashed in French Alps 26 March 2015

Human activity - or inactivity - rather than technical failure emerges as the most likely cause of the Germanwings crash. Though none of this can be of any comfort to grieving families of the victims.

We must face down Putin threat with power, says former MI6 chief 17 March 2015

The UK's emphasis on Islamist terrorism has meant it has ignored the traditional threat from nation states like Russia, according to a former head of MI6.

Is it the end of the road for Tony Blair as Middle East envoy? 16 March 2015

If Tony Blair was ever considered an honest broker as Middle East envoy, it is a title he may well have lost - even if most of what has gone wrong is not his fault.

Afghanistan: politicians and generals should be held accountable 13 March 2015

While the bravery and sacrifice of British troops is not in doubt, British strategy in Afghanistan does not bear up well under scrutiny.

Talking Turkey: politics, the 'foreign spy' and the British schoolgirls 12 March 2015

News that an agent for a western ally may have helped three missing British schoolgirls cross the Turkish border to join Islamic State militants in Syria is grist to Turkey's mill.

Paris attacks one month on: Jewish families facing difficult choices 25 February 2015

Jews fear France is papering over the cracks - that the remarkable show of togetherness witnessed in Paris after the January terror attacks is fading away.