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James Snell


James Snell is a writer whose work has appeared in numerous international publications including The Telegraph, Prospect, National Review, NOW News, Middle East Eye and History Today.

Analysis: Following HTS' advances, it is possible that the militant Islamist group is going to start asserting itself more vigorously vis-a-vis Turkish forces and intelligence, but without open conflict.

24 October, 2022

Analysis: The death of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has turned attention to the role of monarchies in Europe and beyond. In the Middle East, monarchies are often considered symbols of stability, but they are far from immune to overthrow.

21 September, 2022

Book Club: Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and senior advisor, has emerged from post-January 6th obscurity to release his memoir 'Breaking History'. Littered with inaccuracies, the book is professional evidence of Trump's White House delusions.

14 September, 2022

Analysis: A cryptic message that Israel had bombed a 'third country' has led to speculation that Tel Aviv targeted a Houthi base in Yemen as part of its escalating and expanding war against Iran's militias in the region.

31 August, 2022

Analysis: Although al-Qaeda's influence has waned, Zawahiri's assassination has led to speculation about who will succeed him and how local affiliates across the world will react.

08 August, 2022

Analysis: Moscow's blockade on Ukrainian ports has caused soaring food prices and global shortages. But after violating a deal to restart Black Sea grain exports, many fear Russia will use food supplies as leverage in the future.

27 July, 2022

Analysis: Despite countless attempts to revive the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, Iran continues to advance its nuclear programme and strengthen its regional influence, pushing Western powers towards more drastic measures.

05 July, 2022

Analysis: Driven by domestic concerns and shifting geopolitics, any large-scale Turkish military operation in Syria comes with risks and complications.

08 June, 2022

The Xinjiang Police Files paint a chilling picture of Uyghur detention camps, but with the CCP’s iron grip on the region, even large scale leaks of critical evidence may fail to stop the force of China’s Uyghur genocide, writes James Snell.

08 June, 2022

Analysis: The killing of IRGC colonel Hassan Sayyad Khodai could mark an escalation in Israel's undeclared war with Iran, as Tel Aviv targets Tehran's regional entrenchment.

30 May, 2022