Politics

Brothers and arms

Secretive, working on the fringes of legality when not actually persecuted, as calamitous when they briefly exercised power in Egypt as they had formerly been successful in galvanizing mass opposition,...

  • THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD AND THE WEST

    Martyn Frampton

  • RETHINKING POLITICAL ISLAM

    Shadi Hamid and William McCants, editors

Politics

Time to move on

If you haven’t seen the Chinese sword, sandals and martial arts smash hit Dragon Blade – and you probably haven’t: it made less than £200 in its opening (and only)...

  • EMPIRES OF ANCIENT EURASIA

    Craig Benjamin

  • ANCIENT GREECE AND CHINA COMPARED

    G. E. R. Lloyd, Qiaosheng Dong and Jenny Zhao, editors

  • THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF IMPERIAL LANDSCAPES

    Bleda S. Düring and Tesse D. Stek, editors

  • PERSIAN INTERVENTIONS

    John O. Hyland

  • BEYOND THE NILE

    Jeffrey Spier, Timothy Potts and Sara E. Cole, editors

  • CLASSICS

    Neville Morley

Politics

Ideology or realpolitik

In the American political imagination, the 1979 hostage crisis at the US embassy in Tehran is an indelible trauma, as unforgettable an assault on the country as Pearl Harbor and...

  • RELIGIOUS STATECRAFT

    Mohammad Ayatollahi Tabaar

  • INSIDE IRAN

    Medea Benjamin

Politics

Home wreckers

The question of what to do with “battle hardened jihadists” returning from Syria and Iraq is preoccupying many governments, with more than a hundred countries having seen citizens flock to...

  • Islamist Terrorism in Europe

    Petter Nesser

  • THE RETURNED

    David Thomson

Politics

How to be militant

This book offers welcome news for the rebel”, declares Max Abrahms, one of the world’s leading experts on terrorism. It may seem odd, in a world filled with the fear...

  • RULES FOR REBELS

    Max Abrahms

Politics

Remnants of the sword

In 2004 Hrant Dink, a Turkish journalist of Armenian origin, claimed that one of the adoptive daughters of Atatürk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey, was actually an Armenian...

  • SECRET NATION

    Avedis Hadjian

Politics

Place of perfect darkness

The road out of Diyarbakır follows the Tigris before heading south across the plateau. For the scattered villages that still exist impossibly out there on the flat, little breaks the...

Politics

Open heart surgery

Walking through a quiet Stockholm suburb in August 1991, friends of David Gebremariam noticed a small red dot quivering on his back. A moment later, he was shot. The young...

Politics

That’s not the way to do it

In Punch and Judy Politics: An insider’s guide to Prime Minister’s questions, Ayesha Hazarika and Tom Hamilton, both of whom have prepared parliamentary Opposition leaders for the House of Commons’...

  • PUNCH AND JUDY POLITICS

    Tom Hamilton and Ayesha Hazarika

Politics

We all pay for it

Tim Marshall begins his book Divided: Why we’re living in an age of wallsby describing Israel’s wall around the West Bank. “Viewed from up close”, Marshall writes, the wall “rears...

  • DIVIDED

    Tim Marshall