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Jonathan Steele

Jonathan Steele

    Syrian rebels accused of village massacre
    Syrian rebels accused of village massacre
    For more than two years, as fighting has escalated throughout Syria, a group of villages populated by government supporters in the mountains above...
    Egypt coup the antithesis of freedom
    Egypt coup the antithesis of freedom
    Whether the Egyptian army's actions on Wednesday and over the previous two days amount to a full-scale military coup can be debated. But what...
    Nuclear threats get (some) countries sent to naughty corner
    Nuclear threats get (some) countries sent to naughty corner
    North Korea and Iran have both had sanctions imposed by foreign governments, and when they refuse to "behave properly" they are submitted...
    Ten myths about Afghanistan
    Ten myths about Afghanistan
    In 1988, the Soviet army left Afghanistan after aconcerted campaign by the Western-backed mujahideen. But since then, many enduring myths have...
    "The battle's almost over, the war is far from won"
    "The battle's almost over, the war is far from won"
    Now that the military battle for Libya is all but over, the challenges are enormous. Britain, France and the United States, in particular, have...
    Ceasefire and talks Libya's best option
    Ceasefire and talks Libya's best option
    At last, some good news on Libya. France and Britain have changed their position on Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's future and now say he can stay in the...
    Time for Thailand to embrace democracy
    Time for Thailand to embrace democracy
    Thailand's current crisis is many things. In part it is a class war involving impoverished farmers of the north and east who fear the loss of their...
    Why 2010 could be an own goal for SA
    Why 2010 could be an own goal for SA
    With the World Cup nearing, 2010 will be South Africa's year. The self-proclaimed Rainbow Nation will receive a rainbow crowd of visitors, the...
    Stop abuse of Tamils
    Stop abuse of Tamils
    History is littered with the ruined reputations of leaders who won a great military victory only to squander it by self-­congratulation and...
    Firm line needed on Israel
    Firm line needed on Israel
    The toughest meeting of Barack Obama's young presidency is approaching. In the next few weeks, he will have to sit down with Israeli Prime Minister...
    'And then they came for me'
    'And then they came for me'
    It is being called "the voice from the grave", a remarkable and accusing article written by one of Sri Lanka's best-known journalists and published...
    An end to the Russian chill
    An end to the Russian chill
    Very few Europeans know the European Union has a "security strategy". Adopted five years ago, the document contains threat assessments ranging from...