Middle East update: November 11-12 2017

IRAQ Iraqi forces are moving against Rawa, the last town of any size in Iraq still under ISIS’s control. Initially I have to admit I thought the Iraqis would take Rawa before Qaim and work their way west to the Syrian border, but instead they opted to go around Rawa, take Qaim and close off… Continue reading Middle East update: November 11-12 2017

Emergency Brexit

His work (?) done, would-be UK prime minister Boris Johnson is slinking out the back door instead of, as expected, campaigning to replace David Cameron: The battle for the Conservative leadership was dramatically transformed today after Boris Johnson ruled himself out of the race. It followed the shock declaration from Michael Gove that he would throw his… Continue reading Emergency Brexit