One fascinating aspect of this withdrawal decision is that it is not a case of victory over ISIS having being declared and everyone else going home at the same time, too.
The fall of Islamic State gives fresh relevance to John Wayne’s classic Western
Mark Taylor, the Kiwi recruit to ISIS, ultimately put himself in the hands of the Kurdish forces in northern Syria. That was smart of him, and/or lucky.
Yesterday, PM Jacinda Ardern committed this country to an extension of our military deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, pending a review early next year…
Once every decade, the Kurds flicker across the Western world’s radar, usually in the role of victims.
Traditionally Peters and his party are good finishers in election campaigns and yet this year they’re already enjoying a strong 11% showing.
Tillerson’s sober re-assurances to PM Bill English that the US remains committed to global and regional engagement count for very little.
Alongside this litany of criticisms of Blair’s style of government and decision-making, Chilcot has also given Blair a remarkable amount of wiggle room.
The struggle of Kurdish women against Islamic State
Ten years on from the invasion, it is not the Americans
An interview with new Labour leader, David Shearer