Middle East

The Afghanistan withdrawal: a pivot, not a retreat

Dr Philip Shetler-Jones discusses the withdrawal from Afghanistan and argues that it represents changing priorities rather than defeat

The geopolitical consequences of Afghanistan

James Rogers argues that Britain will remain beholden to America unless it is willing to redevelop its ability to lead new coalitions

China’s interests in Afghanistan

Prof. John Hemmings explains why China is putting so much effort into staying on the Taliban’s good side and what it wants out of Afghanistan

British counterterrorism: Combatting Daesh

Archishman Goswami argues that British counterterrorism operations will need to change to adapt to Daesh’s tactics