The brittle Brexit process is entering a critical phase. This week’s informal European Council meeting in Salzburg — a gathering of all EU leaders except the UK’s — will be a serious test for the Chequers Brexit plan.
September 20, 2018
As far back as the 1950s, the engaging stories of Najib Mahfouz, the great novelist and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, depicted mundane characters — most often Cairo residents — dealing with the pressures of urban modernization, among other challenges.
August 10, 2018
At first sight, Iraq’s current summer of discontent may not seem a particularly relevant or novel development; large protests in the country have been a regular occurrence for a few years now.
August 03, 2018