Jonathan Rugman


A state of terror: Islamic State longs to be left alone to establish its blood-stained utopia

The Sykes-Picot agreement will be 100 years old next year, but there will be no congratulatory telegrams winging their way…

A supporter of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi holds his portrait during a demonstration in Cairo, November 2013

From Nasser to Mubarak — Egypt's modern pharaohs and their phoney myths

Jonathan Rugman is foreign affairs correspondent for Channel 4 News.

Iran Begins To Fuel The Country's First Nuclear Power Station

Peter Oborne is almost right about Iran's non-existent nukes

Whether the United States is a force for global peace is not really up for debate in the self-described ‘indispensable…

UKIP Leader Nigel Farage Campaigning In South Shields

A visit to Bulgaria with Nigel Farage

I went looking for potential immigrants with Ukip’s leader

Venezuelan policemen escort Dutch citize

My Venezuelan jail hell

There are two conditions British foreign correspondents must meet before they can consider themselves old hands. The first is having…

Tehran, November 1979. A child screams, ‘Death to the Satan, Carter’ outside the former US embassy, where 52 diplomats are held hostage

Murderous mullah games

Montesquieu observed that popular governments are always more vindictive than monarchies. So it proved in Iran in 1979, where the…

Anthony Shadid: a gentle, self-effacing man, glowing with bear-like warmth

A voice that haunts

One cold evening in the middle of February this year I walked into a smoke-filled room in a town called…