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The Syrian butchery is Ed Miliband’s main legacy

The Syrian butchery is Ed Miliband’s main legacy

James Bickerton April 6, 2017 0

How will history remember Ed Miliband? I don’t blame you if you haven’t given this question much thought. Ed Miliband doesn’t give the impression of being a has been, he gives the impression of

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Iran’s Nuclear Deal – Your 60 Second Q&A

Iran’s Nuclear Deal – Your 60 Second Q&A

Lee Jenkins July 14, 2015 0

You’ll have been forgiven for thinking Greece was the only diplomatic show in town, but Vienna has just hosted another, arguably more significant, set of international negotiations. What’s happened? Iran has agreed to limit

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The State Of Libya

The State Of Libya

Backbencher July 3, 2014 0

Contrary to a plethora of Western political analysis and media commentary following the 25 June 2014 general elections for the new Libyan parliament, the Council of Representatives, the State of Libya is not in

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Hamas And Fatah; The Politics Of Peace

Hamas And Fatah; The Politics Of Peace

Backbencher May 1, 2014 0

As Hamas and Fatah sign a peace agreement, what hope for the ever elusive peace with Israel? On 23 April 2014, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas signed a peace pact; unfortunately, it was not

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Oh, Go Away Tony

Oh, Go Away Tony

Backbencher April 24, 2014 0

Blair’s Bloomberg Speech On Wednesday we witnessed the return of Blair on the political agenda. This time, Blair was warning the West to “take sides” in the Middle East, in order to accurately respond

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Jordanian regime eager for internal and external security

Jordanian regime eager for internal and external security

Mesrob Kassemdjian April 17, 2014 1

(Photo by Vyacheslav Argenberg) Mesrob Kassemdjian analyses the security situation in Jordan and recent events in Syria. The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is a constitutional monarchy. The Hashemites have ruled Jordan for four generations,

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Minya executions signal Egyptian Courts’ adherence to regime

Minya executions signal Egyptian Courts’ adherence to regime

Mesrob Kassemdjian April 4, 2014 1

Mesrob Kassemdjian considers the adverse effects of the Egyptian state’s hostility to the Muslim Brotherhood. On Monday 24 March, the Egyptian Criminal Court for the Minya municipality sentenced 529 members of the Muslim Brotherhood

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Putin’s Spluttering Petro-Empire

Putin’s Spluttering Petro-Empire

Lee Jenkins February 27, 2014 2

The breakneck pace of events in Ukraine are part of a much larger geopolitical story of Russia and its post Soviet place in the world. When Vladimir Putin came to power (the first time)

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Iran Will Get The Bomb. Good.

Lee Jenkins November 29, 2013 3

Iran will become a nuclear power, so keep calm & carry on The sound of hawks spluttering their morning coffee was heard around the world. Iran’s new leadership have signed an embryonic deal with

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Have The Palestinians Scuppered The Latest Peace Talks?

Have The Palestinians Scuppered The Latest Peace Talks?

Backbencher November 14, 2013 0

Quell surprise; Middle Peace talks are going nowhere. But who’s to blame? Bad news and acrimony seem to be the only tangible products coming out of the latest round of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. At

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