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Europe’s far-right populists are on the march again

  • Each time the tsunami of populism engulfing the Western world appears to have been discredited and defeated, a new wave of far-right victories compels liberal pundits to eat their words. Scarcely a country in the democratic West has remained unscathed, as these radical hooligans scale the wal...
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Iran’s malign theocracy is unraveling before our eyes

  • Notorious mass murderer Ebrahim Raisi was running scared at the UN last week. As leader of the world’s foremost pariah regime, this truly evil man had plenty of time on his hands in New York, with few heads of state willing to engage with him. News outlets such as The Washington Post and Reut...
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Dumping refugees: Johnson’s latest attempt to save his political skin

  • Having lost the support of much of his own Conservative Party and narrowly survived a no-confidence vote, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is now going all-out to appease his right-wing support base in the cause of his own political survival. Hence his Home Secretary Priti Patel’s plan to...
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Tehran hijacks, abducts and threatens … the US prescribes more diplomacy

  • Just minutes after Tehran threatened “punitive action” against Greece for its involvement in the confiscation of a cargo of smuggled Iranian oil, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps forces seized two Greek tankers in the Arabian Gulf. These flagrant acts of piracy last week elicited familiarly ...
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Thwarting the people’s will in Iraq and Lebanon

  • Elections represent a contract between a nation’s people and the governing classes; the people have their say, and bestow a mandate to govern upon those they select. However, in some states this fundamental social contract has been broken beyond repair. In the October 2021 elections, the Iraq...
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As Kyiv burns, a new world order emerges

  • If only all humanitarian crises inspired such global unity and resolve! In a few short days we have been living through the traumatic birth pains of an entirely new geopolitical order, with profound and unpredictable reverberations for decades to come. As cities burn and populations are uproo...
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Belarus’s refugee atrocities are a taste of things to come

  • First it was Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey, now it is Alexander Lukashenko in Belarus, each offering us a dystopian glimpse of how future international confrontations may be fought — by flooding thousands of desperate refugees into neighboring states. Erdogan issues regular reminders that if...
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Nasrallah gloats over US defeat while turning Lebanon into Afghanistan

  • What alternative reality is Hassan Nasrallah living in? Lebanon is going up in flames, yet the Hezbollah leader ignites new fires every time he opens his mouth.  Nasrallah drapes himself in the robes of national savior for bringing ships full of Iranian...
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Rethink this betrayal of Afghan women before it’s too late

  • Only last month, video footage was circulated of an Afghan woman screaming for mercy as she received 40 lashes, meted out in rapid succession by two men. Her crime — judged by a rural Taliban court — was “immoral relations,” after allegedly talking to a man on a phone. Taliban courts have han...
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Cowardly rush back to flawed nuclear deal leaves world less safe

  • Western naivety concerning Iranian maleficence never fails to plumb new depths. French, British and German foreign ministers embarked last week on a fresh diplomatic push for Iran and the US to return to compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the 2015 deal to curb Iran’...
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