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Ross Anderson

Ross Anderson is associate editor of Arab News, and former editor of the Sunday News, Belfast.

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A week is a long time in US presidential politics

Well, that got interesting very quickly, didn’t it?

July 18, 2024

In America, another lawsuit will be along in a minute

Americans’ instinctive reaction to anything they do not immediately understand is to shoot it, or sue it.

July 04, 2024

When their backs are to the wall, the French turn right

It is said that in the event of an international security crisis, the Americans go to DEFCON 1, the Brits convene a meeting of the COBRA emergency committee and the French raise their national alert level from “surrender” to “collaborate.”

June 27, 2024

The silent settler coup that took over Israel

Tricky business, democracy. For confirmation of that, if he were still alive we could ask Edmund Burke, the 18th-century Anglo-Irish statesman and philosopher who did much to establish the tenets of modern conservatism.

June 06, 2024

Why it’s time the world stopped dancing to Israel’s tune

You would think, would you not, that after more than 75 years of being in places where it is not wanted, Israel would have grown accustomed to the opprobrium it inevitably attracts: but evidently not.

May 16, 2024

As the world burns, Europe is out to lunch

With half the world ablaze, from Gaza to Donetsk and Syria to Sudan, it is heartening to note that our friends in Europe have their priorities in the correct order: and at the top of that order is food.

May 09, 2024

WHO abdicating its responsibility with clampdown on vaping

It would be fair to say that the World Health Organization (WHO) has not exactly covered itself in glory with its response to the coronavirus pandemic.

July 29, 2021