Middle East

  • 3 Feb 2011

    Lindsey Hilsum blogs from Alexandria on the Egypt crisis and why crowds are turning against journalists.

  • 24 Jan 2011

    International Editor Lindsey Hilsum look at the leaked papers documenting the Palestine/Israel peace talks and asks, what’s next?

  • 20 Aug 2010

    Lindsey Hilsum blogs on the resumption of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians in Washington next month.

  • 9 Jun 2010

    Petraeus: he’s running but for what?

    Jon Snow blogs on meeting General Petraeus and finds an intriguing close-up of a man who one suspects will attempt to go much further.

  • 9 Jun 2010

    Petraeus calls

    A short blog to start the day. I’m just off on the bike to chair an intriguing session for the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI). Don’t often get the call from the military. But two very special guests today: Generals David Petraeus (US) and Peter Wall (UK) are to speak and interact with an audience.

  • 20 Apr 2010

    A perusal of the manifestos suggests that during Thursday’s debate on foreign policy and defence, Gordon Brown won’t be saying “I agree with Nick” very often. The phrase “I agree with David” may not pass Mr Brown’s lips but – with the exception of policy on Europe – the two bigger parties have more in…

  • 5 Nov 2009

    The Obama administration have all but admitted that their attempts to re-start the Middle East peace process have failed. The State department are now advocating a new tactic – where both sides take “baby steps” toward lower level talks because they know there is no chance of getting Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to sit down…

  • 30 Jun 2009

    As the US pulls out, what did the Iraq war achieve?

    Iraq is a country I have visited many times since I was first there to report from the front line of the harrowing Iran/iraq war in 1980. Foreign intervention and interference has dogged it for more than a century. No wonder Baghdad is seized with parties and celebration. For the promised American pull-out from Iraq…