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Jerusalem on verge of exploding thanks to Israel’s fires

  • Who would light up a barbecue in the narrow, crowded streets of the Muslim Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem in the middle of the day during Ramadan? This is the way some extremist Israeli settlers extended their greetings to Palestinian Muslims in this blessed month. Israeli police also esc...
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Brexit contradictions threaten Northern Ireland’s hard-won peace

  • Peace agreements are delicate creatures. They require nurturing and care. The longer and more bitter the conflict, the greater this applies. And nowhere is this truer than in Northern Ireland. Since the beginning of the month, Northern Ireland has witnessed its worst rioting in years. Violence...
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Europe has barely started its battle to end systemic inequalities

  • The killing of George Floyd last May — which triggered the rapid growth of the Black Lives Matter movement — may have taken place in the US, but its impact reverberates all over the world today, including in Europe. It triggered passionate debates, not least over how European state institutions...
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Global Britain in a competitive age

  • Back in 1962, former US Secretary of State Dean Acheson famously remarked that Britain had “lost an empire, and failed to find a role.” It was a statement that truly rubbed salt in the wounds of Britain’s diminishing status. Even in 2021, at times one wonders if some in Britain have gotten over...
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History will not look kindly on Netanyahu era

  • Multiple election winners are always worth examining. What are the secrets to their success? How did Tony Blair win three terms at the head of a British Labour Party that had been out of power for 18 years? What was Margaret Thatcher’s secret? Angela Merkel will be stepping down in September af...
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Ten years of international failure in Syria

  • Conflicts and wars come in many forms in the 21st century but most types have been on display over the past 10 long years in Syria. The conflict there started as peaceful protests that were met with brutal repression, evolved into an armed uprising backed by regional powers on all sides, and be...
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Vaccine diplomacy likely to prolong pandemic suffering

  • Vaccines are arguably the most sought-after currency in the world right now. Huge stockpiles provide those governments that control them the supposed reassurance of being able to vaccinate and placate their weary and frustrated populations. But many have also seen additional side benefits, incl...
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Alarming abuse of Syrian aid leaves civilians vulnerable

  • When you see refugee tents in Syria and Lebanon covered in icicles, it is hard to imagine these subhuman conditions. Meanwhile, more than 25,000 tents were either destroyed or damaged during recent floods, affecting 142,000 internally displaced people across 407 sites in northwest Syria. Many S...
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How life might change as we live with the pandemic

  • How will we cope if the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is here to stay, at least for the next few years? It is a grim prospect but, given the spread of the virus, the rising number of variants and the unequal vaccination process, it is a future everyone may have to start coming to terms with. H...
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ICC takes key step toward justice for the Palestinians

  • The Palestinian herders of Khirbet Humsah in the Jordan Valley should have a quiet life. Unfortunately, they find themselves living under Israeli occupation and in an Israeli firing zone. They are meant to just leave. In November last year, Israeli forces demolished their homes, making 74 peopl...
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