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Opinion: Special Envoys and Crises

Opinion: Special Envoys and Crises

The sight of special envoys flocking to the region to resolve its crises is not a reason for optimism. Their presence in itself is an indication that local parties are unable to solve their own problems and have resorted to the international community for help and...
Opinion: Causes of Anger

Opinion: Causes of Anger

Not a day goes by without news of several terrorist plots and events, mostly associated with the Middle East, Islamic countries or people or people who originate from this area. Terrorism has become a deep-rooted phenomenon and most of its victims and those affected...
Opinion: Gaza Enters the Cinema

Opinion: Gaza Enters the Cinema

Palestinians in the Gaza Strip enjoyed an evening at the cinema for the first time in 20 years. Amongst them was a girl called Alaa who had never been to the cinema before because she was an infant when the last cinema was burned during the fighting between...
Opinion: “Who Goes There?”

Opinion: “Who Goes There?”

A few weeks ago, the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi frankly spoke about the scale of problems and challenges that he faces on television. He said that his priority is to prevent the collapse of the state and remarked that “what was present in 2011 was the...
Opinion: The West London Friends and Syria

Opinion: The West London Friends and Syria

Fighters from Chechnya are on both sides of the conflict; on one side they guide Russian aircraft to their targets and on the other they fight with ISIS extremists in Syria and Iraq to participate in their absurd war which has damaged the Syrian issue and turned it...