Gordian Knot

Iraq is the one thing binding our trio this week. They each choose different ways to disentangle the gordian knot that Iraq represents (in close collaboration with other countries in the region). But it’s not easy to even clarify the ISIS phenomenon. German Der Spiegel focusses on the leading man of the terror organization ISIS, […]

Peacemakers – Margaret MacMillan

I’ve been warned against writing reviews that are too rave. A reviewer should be stern, fair, but critical. Trouble is, I rarely finish a book I don’t like. And I happen to think Peacemakers by Margaret MacMillan is absolutely brilliant. I’ve been sitting here, trying to think of what might be a credible bit of […]