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Gazans will continue to suffer even as rocket fire paused

  • Hopefully, the latest Israeli bombing of Gaza has drawn to a close. However, the aggression through the blockade continues and Israelis will benefit from any sense of calm. Many will ponder the precise reasons why violence flared up over the weekend, but underlying it all is one harsh reality:...
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Far right well placed to exploit Europe’s crises

  • Two things in the last few days merit a closer look — a reminder to check up on the progress of the far right in Europe. In Italy, the third-largest economy of the eurozone, the fascist Brothers of Italy party has taken the lead in the polls ahead of next month’s snap election. Meanwhile, Hunga...
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Countering climate change

  • As temperatures surge upward shattering records and lives with an alarming consistency, it is jaw-dropping to just take stock of the phalanxes of climate-change deniers. Most species on this planet may reach the level of extinction before some of these diehard, cultist, fact-denying, science ...
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Unknown quantities in race to be UK PM lack star quality

  • Boris Johnson is an unusual, atypical Conservative prime minister in so many ways. His fall from grace was long predicted. His foibles and weaknesses were always bound to catch up with him. He needed dozens of wardrobes for all his skeletons. Yet, unlike his peers, he had certain qualities his ...
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How Biden’s visit could affect Israel-Palestine ties

  • For the first time in decades, an American president will this week visit the Middle East with no initiative for Israel-Palestine. In the past, it was almost what was expected of them. George H.W. Bush had Madrid, Bill Clinton had Oslo and Camp David, and George W. Bush had his road map, while ...
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Robust debate needed as Brexit cracks start appearing

  • When the prime minister appoints a minister for Brexit opportunities, it speaks volumes about the state of affairs in the UK. This happened in February, nearly six years on from the historic June 23, 2016, referendum result that saw the British people vote to leave the EU. A fully fledged minis...
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World must consider how to deal with a nuclear-armed Iran

  • Who believes the Iran nuclear talks in Vienna will land a deal? Who thinks that a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action 2.0 will emerge? At some stage, non-regional powers will have to grapple with Iran joining the nuclear club, becoming the 10th nuclear-armed power in the world. With enough high...
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UK’s Rwanda scheme is political theater at its worst

  • At first, 130 people were notified they could be on the June 14 flight. Then it went down to 37, then 11 and, finally, it was empty. Was this the most notorious non-flight in recent British history, a waste of £500,000 ($611,000)? This non-flight to Rwanda was the result of a memorandum of und...
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Gaza’s 15 years of horror under crushing Israeli blockade

  • Who would have imagined that the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip that started 15 years ago this month would not only still be in place today, but even reinforced? That is the scenario for this tiny strip of land that now has a population of about 2.3 million. Some 800,000 Palestinian childr...
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World facing new nuclear disarmament fight

  • More than 75 years since the first nuclear bombs were used in war and the atomic age began, much of the world has no experience of the specter of nuclear Armageddon. The Cold War seems a distant reality — a piece of history for younger generations, when the major superpowers faced off with arse...
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