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I Lived Through Saddam Hussein’s Fall – and the Horror That...

Published in partnership with the Conversation: I was a senior university student in Baghdad, Iraq. It was March 2003, and over the past few months,...

Lessons from the 1980s for Trump and Kim

Can Trump-Kim meeting follow Reagan-Gorbachev 1985 as a breakthrough for "trust"? Professors Nicholas John Wheeler of the University of Birmingham and Marcus Holmes of the...

Iran Daily: Supreme Leader Provides Cover for Assad Regime’s Chemical Attacks...

Iran's Supreme Leader has tried to provide cover for the Assad regime's use of chemical weapons in Syria. In a speech to youth in Tehran...

So What if Iraq’s Yezidis are “Devil Worshippers”?

"It took us centuries to finally begin to understand who the Yezidis are." Balsam Awni of the University of Birmingham writes for The Globe Post: It...

Iraq Feature: Former Saddam Deputy & Current Islamic State Ally Killed?

A week of eventful news from Iraq --- including the Islamic State's threat to take the western Iraqi city of Ramadi and attack on...

Syria Audio Analyses: What’s Next in the US & in the...

I spoke with BBC World Update and BBC West Midlands today about developments in Syria, including the politics within the US and the manoeuvres...