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Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair: "the world's a better place without Saddam Hussein"

The Chilcot Report

It's a no brainer

Brexit flags in Ramsgate (photo: Getty Images/AFP/C. J. Ratcliffe)

The not-so-United Kingdom

A potentially sticky wicket

Gaddafi disguised as Mickey Mouse: "Where there is cheese, there are rats", 2009 (copyright: Alsatoor)

Alsatoor, Libya′s caricaturist

The pen is mightier

British Pakistani actress, playwright and comedian Ambreen Razia (photo: Shaheen Razzaq)

″The Diary of a Hounslow Girl″

Bursting the bubble

Sadiq Khan, London's first Muslim mayor (source: YouTube)

Sadiq Khan′s London

Democracy wins out

Colonel Mark Sykes (left) was a member of Britain's Conservative Party; Francois Georges-Picot (right) was a French diplomat

100 years of Sykes-Picot

"A tapestry of plans and promises"

Photo of the author Evelyn Waugh, 1940 (source: Carl Van Vechten Photographs Collection, Library of Congress, USA)

Evelyn Waugh′s ″Labels: A Mediterranean Journal″

Egypt revisited

Political scientist and expert on radical Islam Peter Neumann (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Interview with radical Islam expert Peter Neumann

Islamic State′s looting economy

Historical map of Tripolitania under the Karamanli dynasty (source: Wikipedia)

Libya

Miss Tully′s ″Narrative of a Ten-Year Residence at Tripoli in Africa″

Saudi troops on their way to fight Houthi rebels in Yemen

Saudi Arabia and Iran

Defeat Islamic State - or become it

Photomontage/kennardphillipps at Catalyst: Contemporary Art and War exhibition at IWM North (photo: kennardphillipps/Reuters)

Tony Blair and the Iraq war

A case of smoke and mirrors

Palestinian author Ahmed Masoud (photo: private)

Book review: ″Vanished″ by Ahmed Masoud

The youngest detective

Normative Islam Report 2016: A study of the religious views of influential British Muslims (source: 5Pillars)

Influential British Muslims agree that Islamic State is ″illegitimate″

The English author of detective novels, Agatha Christie (1890 – 1976) (photo: Getty Images)

Agatha Christie and the Orient

When murder came to Mesopotamia

Palestinian author and publisher Abdel Bari Atwan (photo: picture-alliance/photoshot)

Islamic State

Know your enemy

London protest on 6 May 2011 following the killing of Osama bin Laden (photo: picture-alliance/empics)

Cameron's counter-extremism strategy

Cause for concern or necessary evil?

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