David Patrikarakos

Middle East

Iran is running out of water

The situation is so bleak that the regime — for which mendacity is perennial policy — doesn’t even bother denying it

By David Patrikarakos

Book Review

The tragedy of Lebanon — from safe haven to bankruptcy

Beirut 2020: Diary of the Collapse by Charif Majdalani reviewed

By David Patrikarakos

Middle East

Tehran is repeating the Shah’s mistakes

They disappeared their opponents. They hounded them and even assassinated them, but they never, ever shot them in the streets

By David Patrikarakos

Middle East

The dark past of Iran’s new president

Ebrahim Raisi sat on Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini’s ‘death committee’

By David Patrikarakos

Middle East

The war Israel is losing against Hamas

Smartphones are handing victory to the losers of war

By David Patrikarakos

Middle East

Israel’s shadow war with Iran explodes into ‘nuclear terrorism’

On land, sea and in cyberspace, the Israelis and Iranians have been going at it for years

By David Patrikarakos

Middle East

Iran’s missile diplomacy

On Monday night a volley of rockets struck a base hosting US troops in Erbil

By David Patrikarakos

Books

The travels of Robert D. Kaplan

How an American outsider wrote the history of our future

By David Patrikarakos

Middle East

Iran’s people will pay a heavy price for Khamenei’s vaccine politics

Iranians are trapped. They die when they’re in lockdown, and they die when they are allowed out

By David Patrikarakos

Middle East

Why Egypt’s brutal regime is cracking down on critics

Kareem Ennarah was taken from a restaurant and, that night, transferred to a Cairo jail

By David Patrikarakos

Middle East

Why Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was killed now

Someone somewhere has relayed a simple message: administrations may change, security concerns do not

By David Patrikarakos

Middle East

Can dynastic restoration revive Lebanese fortunes?

The Party of God resists any external interference in Lebanese politics

By David Patrikarakos

Middle East

Iran’s embargo imbroglio

Iran simply doesn’t have the money to go arms shopping

By David Patrikarakos

Europe

Je suis Charlie and the legacy of jihadism

How a New Mexico-born preacher created a jihadist subculture that now exists across many western societies

By David Patrikarakos

Europe

Did Erdogan order his generals to sink a Greek warship?

One day you’re competing for gas at the bottom of the sea, the next day you’re sending each other’s soldiers there

By David Patrikarakos

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