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Europe must engage Morocco amid migrant crisis

  • Should European governments have hoped that the global health emergency would stymie the flow of migrants from Africa, they were mistaken. As European central bankers conjured digital billions to mitigate the effects of the pandemic, in poorer African countries lockdowns arguably have cost more...
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Filling the vacuum that Daesh once occupied

  • The implosion of the Iraqi state and the outbreak of civil war in Syria created a vacuum that contributed to the rise of Daesh and its bogus caliphate in 2014. Since then the group, at times outnumbered by a scale of 50-1, has embarked on a guerrilla campaign against the Iraqi Army and coalition...
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France seeks a more active Middle East role

  • France has colonial ties with a quarter of the Arab world, but the long shadow of violent wars of independence and a focus on West Africa have meant that it always held back from taking a lead role in the region. However, in a departure from his predecessors, President Emmanuel Macron has shown...
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France should mobilize rather than marginalize its Muslims

  • The egalitarian principles of the French republic would suggest that the state is blind to the creeds and private beliefs of its citizens. For the most part, this is correct. Its very particular brand of state-endorsed secularism projects a certain veneer of a republic to which all its citizens...
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France’s faltering international influence

  • After dozens of people died when their dinghy sank in the English Channel last month, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson wrote an open letter to French President Emmanuel Macron. Blowing away the collegiality of the memo, Macron responded with his now customary bluster, criticizing the UK and igno...
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France’s ‘President Jupiter’ fires orders from the sky

  • French presidents at the height of their powers are often labeled as “L’hyperprésident,” but Emmanuel Macron has gone a step further, being referred to by aides and commentators alike as “Jupiter.” Having overthrown France’s two main political parties, the once approachable campaign candidate now...
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Fraudsters blur divisions between art, property and digital assets in the online age

  • Around 330 million people are victims of online crime every year, a number so significant that the amount spent on fraud detection is expected to jump to $129 billion around the world this year. The rise of cryptocurrencies has exacerbated this problem, and last year crypto criminals stole a r...
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Future of Turkish-US ties an early dilemma for Biden

  • The very public, and at times altogether baffling, Turkish support of Donald Trump’s re-election campaign left many in the dark as to why Ankara would side so committedly with such a pro-Israel American president. The answer, quite simply, was the alternative. With President-elect Joe Biden now...
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Global coronavirus challenges reminiscent of past plagues

  • Quarantine is a word that has dominated news stories over the last fortnight. As the world struggles to cope while caught in the grip of a new virus, few have drawn historical parallels with the Black Death bubonic plague of the 14th century. Much like the current coronavirus and avian flu, thi...
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Growing divisions over Brexit

  • It is more than a year since the UK voted to leave the EU, and the structure of the inevitable divorce has yet to be decided. The Cabinet is split over how to proceed, and six months since Article 50 was triggered, following three rounds of talks with the EU, the UK has yet to outline its...
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