James Jeffrey

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US forces, accompanied by Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) fighters, drive their armoured vehicles near the northern Syrian village of Darbasiyah, on the border with Turkey, in April 2017. Photograph: Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has claimed victory over the Islamic State terror group in Syria as the White House said it had begun to pull US troops out (...)

Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan: said Ankara would “in a few days” clear Syrian Kurdish fighters from northern Syria. Photograph: Murat Kula

The Pentagon has warned against “unilateral military action” after Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared Ankara would “in a few days” launch(...)

An Islamic State fighter fires a weapon in this still image taken from a video said to be taken on the outskirts of Palmyra, Syria,  and uploaded on March 21st, 2016 by an agency affiliated to the  Islamic State terror group. Photograph: Reuters

Islamic State is carrying out a rising number of kidnappings, killings and bombings in Iraq and fighting fiercely in Syria as the extremist group retu(...)

Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan said the upcoming summit in Tehran would yeild positive results. File photograph: Vyacheslav Oseledko/ AFP/Getty Images

An attack on Syria’s Idlib, a rebel-held enclave, would be a massacre and the upcoming summit in Tehran, which will be attended by Iran, Russia and Tu(...)

 White House strategist Steve Bannon, who was removed from the national security council on Wednesday. Several associates said President Donald Trump had quietly expressed annoyance over the credit Bannon has received for setting the agenda. Photograph:  Andrew Harrer/Getty Images

For the first 10 weeks of US president Donald Trump’s administration, no adviser loomed larger in the public imagination than Stephen Bannon, the raw (...)

Jeb Bush: though he is more apt to do his homework, he’s unformed on foreign policy, like his brother – except that his brother was elected before 9/11. Photograph: Jabin Botsford/New York Times

James Baker can take credit for two presidencies and one vice-presidency in the Bush family. So it’s a tad ungracious for a Bush to take Baker to task(...)

Mehdi Army fighters loyal to Sha cleric Moqtada al-Sadr march during military-style training in the holy city of Najaf yesterday. Photograph: Ahmad Mousa/Reuters

The proposition that “my enemy’s enemy is my friend” might be too simplistic a response to the escalating sectarian crisis in Iraq that would promp(...)