Paul Wood

Paul Wood is a journalist for the BBC. He was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize in 2017.

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

Middle East

The virus and Isis

What do jihadis think about the COVID-19 pandemic?

By Paul Wood

Middle East

What did Kushner know about Khashoggi?

President Trump’s son-in-law was close with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

By Paul Wood

Politics

Stop the real steal

Is this Trump’s biggest con yet?

By Paul Wood

International

Retreat or defeat: can Biden extricate the US from Afghanistan?

‘If one soldier stays behind, we will continue our jihad’

By Paul Wood

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