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The democratic case for stopping Brexit
The question is whether the British public would support a second referendum
The Financial Times
In the Middle East, Russia is “outgunned, outmanned, outnumbered, and out-planned”
By Jon B. Alterman | July 24, 2017 on CSIS.org
Why I’m a Remainer who accepts the EU referendum result
Having a reasoned debate about Brexit is impossible. That’s not because of the large majority of people in Britain, irrespective of how…
China’s One Belt, One Road: A Reality Check
LSE IDEAS Strategic Update by Yu Jie (1)
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Emmanuel Macron’s Strengths Are Also His Weaknesses
When France’s Emmanuel Macron won against Marine Le Pen I was too busy celebrating the fact that a Putin supported extremist had lost to…
Dogs, Cows and Wolves: Security on the Golan Heights
July 24, 2017 By Joanne Leedom-Ackerman
The creation of the NHS was the birth of modern Britain and Theresa May’s government is set to…
Harry Leslie Smith
The final nail in the coffin of Arab order
The Arab League’s silence over the Gulf crisis and inability to keep the GCC from splitting reflects a post-WWI regional order in its final…
Middle East Eye
Turkey One Year After the Failed Coup
MARC PIERINI — TUESDAY, JULY 11, 2017
Why Brexit Is Worse Than Trump
Trump is a very obvious problem. It is pretty hard not to notice him, and when he messes up, he tends to do so as prominently as possible…
BBC pay gap a sorry sign of Britain’s cultural reality.
The Left’s abuse of female MPs reveals (yet another) dark side to Corbynism.
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Poland’s Drift Away From Democracy
JUDY DEMPSEY — TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2017
Venezuela has two tough options — only one provides hope
By: Dany Bahar
The Brookings Institution
Iraq War veterans warn: Mosul ‘victory’ is prelude to Iraqi state-failure
Published by INSURGE INTELLIGENCE, a crowdfunded investigative journalism project for people and planet. Support us to keep digging where…
Brexit won’t purge the UK from its exceptionalism and hubris.
Helen De Cruz
Murdered but Undefeated
Liu Xiaobo has been in my thoughts for nearly 30 years since I went into exile as a result of the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, but I…
What Does Yaba Have To Give?
Nemo dat quod non habet
Stories to See: Born in a Prison
By Thana Faroq
When This Western Journalist Reports on Hezbollah
What Sulome Anderson’s Latest Newsweek Article Reveals About the Standards of Western Journalism In The Middle East
Will Germany fill the void?
Germany is currently the darling of the liberal world. With Britain and America delighted with their navel gazing many have turned to…
Ensemble, la France!
Activists angered by UK court ruling to green-light arms sale to Saudi Arabia
British arms have been used in the Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen.
Esther Yu Hsi Lee
The G-20’s new Compact with Africa: A promising initiative requiring sustained commitment
By: Amar Bhattacharya and Brahima Sangafowa Coulibaly
The Brookings Institution
The Third Bermuda
A paradigm shift to heal an island