The New Arab Logo

Breaking News

Paul Iddon

Share this page:
  • 0

  • twitter Share
Paul Iddon
Paul Iddon

Paul Iddon is a freelance journalist based in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan who writes about Middle East affairs

Share this page:
  • 0

  • twitter

Where will Syria's next battlefields be?

14 January, 2019

Analysis: Kurdish-controlled areas in the east and HTS-controlled areas in the west are likely to be the final battlefronts, along with anywhere Israel feels like bombing.

Have Western arms sales to Saudi Arabia peaked?

21 December, 2018

Analysis: The outrage over weapons deals to serial human rights abusers may finally be making an impact, writes Paul Iddon.

A history of Iranian threats to close Hormuz Straits

13 December, 2018

Tehran has frequently threatened to shut down the Strait of Hormuz, a bottleneck choke-point for the world's oil supplies, over the past 50 years.

Iraqi-Kurdish cooperation in Kirkuk vital for defeating Islamic State

04 December, 2018

Comment: Baghdad must recognise that a multiethnic joint security force would be much more effective at disrupting Islamic State activity, writes Paul Iddon.

East of Suez: Britain's new Gulf military build-up

21 November, 2018

Analysis: A formidable British presence in the region will likely help London secure further lucrative arms sales with the Arab Gulf states, Paul Iddon writes.

A history of Iraq-Syria relations

08 November, 2018

The two countries have gone through their ups and downs, with probably more downs than ups, writes Paul Iddon.

Review: From eye doctor to tyrant: 'House of Assad'

02 November, 2018

Comment: This three-part series is a fascinating look at how a man who never intended to rule Syria, finished up overseeing the greatest tragedy of our generation, writes Paul Iddon.

The US never supported Kurdish secession

15 October, 2018

Analysis: Russian claims that Washington is trying to break up Syria are not grounded in either history or reality, writes Paul Iddon.

Will the US stay in Syria?

09 October, 2018

Despite President Trump's reservations, the answer is 'probably', reports Paul Iddon.

Turkey consolidates presence in northern Syria

20 September, 2018

Analysis: Ankara's investments south of its border indicate it plans to maintain influence there so some time to come, writes Paul Iddon.

Iran, Turkey up-the-ante with targeted attacks on Kurdish adversaries

10 September, 2018

Analysis: Stepping up assassinations on foreign soil may spark unprecedented violent reactions, writes Paul Iddon.

Assad can't put Syrian-Kurdish genie back in the bottle

30 August, 2018

Comment: Following six years of de-facto self-rule, it's clear that Syria's Kurds have established themselves in ways impossible to undo, writes Paul Iddon.

Paul Iddon
Paul Iddon

Paul Iddon is a freelance journalist based in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan who writes about Middle East affairs

Most Popular

Most Popular