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It’s ludicrous to deny the threat to the UK from ISIS

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ISIS and al Qaeda may attempt to ‘out-jihad’ each other with a high-profile attack on the West.

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Meet Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the new Caliph of Islam

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So what does a 21st Century Caliphate have in store for us?

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ISIS are more in thrall to Hitler and Stalin than to the Caliphate

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The contemporary agitation for a Caliphate is a struggle to establish a totalitarian state that bears little resemblance to Muslim empires of the past.

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We should intervene to stop ISIS atrocities in Iraq

We can’t ignore the atrocities committed by ISIS in Iraq and the West must consider intervening, argues James Snell.

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Blair is not the only one with Iraq amnesia – the Lib Dems were NOT anti-invasion, just anti-that-kind-of-invasion

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It is one of the great myths of recent political history – that the Liberal Democrats were opposed to Britain joining with US forces to invade Iraq in 2003.

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Why everyone is wrong about ISIS and Iraq

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The two mainstream positions on what is happening in Iraq – that everything is ‘our fault’ either for going into Iraq or for leaving the country – are simplifications.

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What the war on terror could have been like

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Andrew Noakes of the Labour Campaign for Human Rights asks a pertinent question: what if the war on terror has turned out differently?

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Syria debate – poisoning the well and dragging into the gutter

The Syria debate shows that since the Iraq War politicians and the public have become less inclined to accept the word of those in authority.

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“Dear George…” – a reminder to Galloway of his support for “brutal Arab dictators”

Carl Packman writes a letter to George Galloway, reminding him of his record as, to quote the the prime minister, a supporter of “brutal Arab dictators”.

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Comment: 2013 – ever changing dynamism in the Middle East, part one

TweetPeter Lesniak is an independent foreign affairs analyst, concentrating on the Middle East and North Africa. Having previously worked in parliament with the  All-Party Parliamentary Group on Conflict Issues he currently works in the LibDem International Office. Peter is also a Director of Communications at Bite the Ballot Ltd. Some say that it’s been a rather unusual start of […]

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