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Why protesting Obama after Trump’s victory makes so much sense

  “Trump is the logical culmination of a culture: the narrator of a democratic apparatus that has come to conceal itself behind the mother of all TV shows: the US Presidency.”   Yesterday, as I began to write these lines, Air Force One Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Uncomfortable assumptions about security: the UK vote on support for Saudi Arabia

  Pervasive and problematic assumptions about the UK’s security lie at the heart of parliament’s recent decision to continue to support Saudi Arabia, despite accusations of war crimes in Yemen.   On Saturday 8th October, more than 140 people were killed and over Thursday, November 10th, 2016

How the US presidential election lost its glory

  I was one of the original ‘boys on the bus’. In 1964, 1968 and 1972, I endured the appalling regime of 4am baggage calls to leave hotels in almost every state of the Union, oceans of indifferent coffee, fast food, Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Colombia’s NO to peace

  On Sunday, the Colombian people rejected the recent peace deal that the Colombian government had reached with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) after 52 years of civil war. The plebiscite narrowly failed: 50.2 percent rejected the peace accord, Thursday, October 6th, 2016

An old capital’s unending charms

  Nara was Japan’s imperial capital almost for eight decades during the earlier phase of Japan’s emergence as a unified state. Japan’s first permanent capital was established in the city in 710 and served as the imperial seat until the capital Thursday, September 29th, 2016

I am a human, speaking to you

  This is a collaborative article, written by a Syrian refugee minor with additional information from the refugee communities of Konitsa Refugee Camp, Greece   At the start of September 2016, I - along with thousands of other Syrians currently living in refugee Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

A locomotive story

  Railway lines, train carriages and rail-stations have inspired a great many authors ever since the transport system became an essential part of our life. Probably the most of outstanding of those creative excellences is the one written by Edit Nesbit Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

What is Aleppo, really?

  A tenuous ceasefire is in place in Syria now, but the bombing of its cities goes on. It is, therefore, uncertain how long this fragile ceasefire will survive. But the people of the world have nothing to do but to Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

Who, apart from its people, wants peace in Yemen?

  Following the collapse on August 6 of the Kuwait negotiations between Hadi’s internationally recognised government in exile on the one hand and the Huthi-Saleh alliance on the other, diplomatic activity to bring the war to an end has notably increased, Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Erdogan at a crossroad: dictatorship or democracy

  An interview with A.H. Banisadr, Iran’s former president, about the aftermath of the coup in Turkey.   Mahmood Delkhasteh (MD): Is there any difference between the 14 July coup and previous coups in Turkey?   Abolhassan Banisadr (AB): Until last month’s coup, the putsches Thursday, September 1st, 2016
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