Articles by: "Bob Bowker"
The abominable Israeli–Palestinian conflict

The two-state solution for the Israeli–Palestinian conflict is a yeti—often talked about, but rarely sighted. And like the Himalayan snowfields, its habitat is shrinking. A familiar combination of domestic Israeli and Palestinian political dynamics, international …

Seven lessons from Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime has outlasted the country. For the foreseeable future, Assad will be trying to restore central government control and manoeuvring between Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan over …

Iraq, Syria and ISIS: the regional fallout

The rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) poses a serious challenge to Iraq’s future. The lacklustre performance of the Iraqi military bodes ill for the prospects of the government recovering control …