Bill Law

Bill Law

Bill Law is a Middle East analyst and a specialist in Gulf affairs. He tweets @billlaw49.

Articles by this author

A demonstrator holds picture of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a protest in front of Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, October 5, 2018 (Photo: Osman Orsal/Reuters) Views
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Jamal Khashoggi: A Red Line Has Been Crossed
I am writing this with a deep sense of sadness and foreboding. If, as appears increasingly to be the case, the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead then I grieve the loss of a talented, deeply committed writer, a man who loved his country but was not afraid to speak out as a voice of thoughtful...
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Iraqis look at US Humvees and armoured vehicles roaring in one of the streets of Baghdad's Sadr City neighbourhood in September 2003 (Photo: AFP) Views
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
John Bolton’s War: A Question Of When, Not If?
When George W Bush was weighing up his options on whether to go to war with Saddam Hussein in order to effect regime change, John Bolton was right there with him. As undersecretary of state for arms control and international security from 2001 to 2005, he pushed an agenda of harsh military response...
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