Paul Wood

Paul Wood was a BBC foreign correspondent for 25 years, in Belgrade, Athens, Cairo, Jerusalem, Kabul and Washington DC. He has won numerous awards, including two US Emmys for his coverage of the Syrian civil war.

International

Daughters for sale: Afghans are growing desperate

At four months old, Rahilla was bought by a wealthy goat trader, a man in his fifties.

By Paul Wood

Europe

Florence with Dante

Had Dante been alive today, he would have reserved an inner circle of hell for the bureaucrats

By Paul Wood

Politics

Colin Powell: a great man — and a failure

The late secretary of state was the salesman for a war he didn’t believe in

By Paul Wood

Middle East

Goodbye, Lebanon

Farewell to a failed state

By Paul Wood

Middle East

How America squandered its moral authority in Iraq

The true cost of the disaster in Iraq may still have to be paid

By Paul Wood

Middle East

Will America rescue the mullahs?

The nuclear deal and the next Iranian uprising

By Paul Wood

Middle East

The crisis in Lebanon is a warning for the West

The government is clinging to the fiction that the currency is worth many times its real value

By Paul Wood

Middle East

Iran’s president is a mass murderer

Ebrahim Raisi was — and remains — Iran’s hanging judge

By Paul Wood

International

Triumph of the Taliban: the unfolding disaster in Afghanistan

The Afghan security forces have been deeply demoralized for a long time

By Paul Wood

Middle East

Should Khashoggi have been warned?

What did the US intelligence agencies know and when did they know it?

By Paul Wood

Middle East

What happens when your currency collapses?

The Lebanese are living through a terrible economic experiment

By Paul Wood

Middle East

Biden’s Saudi problem

Can MbS do whatever he wants?

By Paul Wood

Middle East

Is the worst yet to come in the Middle East?

Almost the entire Israeli military and political establishment see an Iranian bomb as a flying holocaust

By Paul Wood

Science & Tech

The mad world of David Icke

The global pandemic is David Icke’s moment

By Paul Wood

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