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Palestine: Imperial failures and their consequences

  With Israel’s Independence Day celebrations and the Nakba Day just over, the Palestinians rapidly approach a double anniversary – the 50th anniversary of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, Gaza Strip and Golan Heights, and the centenary of the Balfour Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Corbyn, and an election surprise

  A fresh approach to security and austerity highlights the choice for Britain's voters.   The previous article in this series, published a week ago, examined the idea that something was happening in the United Kingdom's general-election campaign that was not being picked Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Is language as we know it still relevant for the digital age?

  According to a number of neuroscientists and philosophers, language might not be the ultimate medium for the transmission of ideas. In the digital age, it is essential to understand its role and explore the new possibilities technology creates.   "Watercolour blobs from Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Trump in the Middle East: context and consequences

  Trump’s regional approach to “peace” and stability and the new regional order, aims to ensure the normalcy of relations between Israel and its Arab neighbours, especially the wealthy ones.   The US President Donald Trump has no well-defined policy or strategy, let Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Moon Jae-in: South Korea’s new captain

  Modern history has not witnessed countries as divided as they are today. And the good news is a new wave is surging around the world inspiring people to choose leaders who can unify their divided people.   Emmanuel Macron of France has Thursday, May 18th, 2017

What exactly, does Emmanuel Macron stand for?

  Macron won the 2017 election with more than 65% of votes against Le Pen. He became the new president on May 7 after starting a new political movement just over a year ago. Sidelining the traditional political leaders and parties, Thursday, May 18th, 2017

To be or not to be: the future of opposition in post-referendum Turkey

  In post-referendum Turkey, it is not just Erdoğan and his supporters but the opposition as well who refuse to recognize their adversaries as legitimate – an explosive formula.   The most significant result of the April 16 referendum in Turkey seems to Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

The Dutch elections – making sense of its fractures

  Much to everyone’s surprise, it turns out that this is not the election we expected. At the start of the campaign season, with the right-wing populist Geert Wilders riding high in the polls, the prediction had been that it would Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

From Damascus to The Hague: a refugee’s journey

  Crossing the Syrian border into Turkey by foot took only a few hours, but they were so devilish we thought it was a lifetime, and almost died doing so. Others who crossed the border at the same time, only a Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

The IMF on inequality: beyond organised hypocrisy?

  Recent commentary on research I conducted with Paul White, has caused a stir. Our paper in the Journal of Australian Political Economy was the subject of a review in The Conversation and the Huffington Post. The review, by the eminent Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
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