‘A Place I Do Not Recognise’: Palestinians Mark 70 Years of Israeli Injustice
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‘A Place I Do Not Recognise’: Palestinians Mark 70 Years of Israeli Injustice

The Israeli farming community of Tzipori is littered with clues – at least, for those prepared to look – to a way of life extinguished seven decades ago. Close by sheep pens and behind a mass of prickly-pear cactuses are to be found crumbling tombs and stones tracing out graves. On the other side of…

Caspian Games: Central Asian ‘stans’ Vie for Connectivity Market
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Caspian Games: Central Asian ‘stans’ Vie for Connectivity Market

Azerbaijan held a presidential election this month. Predictably, incumbent leader Ilham Aliyev won his fourth consecutive term with a Kim dynasty-esque 86% of the votes. International monitors for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) stressed “widespread disregard for mandatory procedures, numerous instances of serious irregularities and…

The Great Game Comes to Syria
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The Great Game Comes to Syria

An unusual triple alliance is emerging from the Syrian war, one that could alter the balance of power in the Middle East, unhinge the NATO alliance, and complicate the Trump administration’s designs on Iran. It might also lead to yet another double cross of one of the region’s largest ethnic groups, the Kurds. However, the…

Each “Click” Brings Us One Step Closer to the “Bang!”
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Each “Click” Brings Us One Step Closer to the “Bang!”

Trump pulled the trigger, but instead of a “bang!” what the world heard was a demure “click”. Considering that we are talking about playing a most dangerous game of potentially nuclear Russian AngloZionist roulette, the “click” is very good news indeed. But, to use the words of Nikki Haley, the US “gun” is still “locked…