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Lebanon: A Nation Postponed

Lebanon: A Nation Postponed

As it is well-known, there is a basic difference between an ‘examination’ and a ‘contest’. In the first, all entrants may pass, not so in the second which must end with ‘winners’ and ‘losers’. In schools and universities, examinations are the norm unless there is a...
UK: Two Failed Gambles Within Two Years

UK: Two Failed Gambles Within Two Years

Sooner or later stubborn denial will fall when facing reality. Thus, when the British Conservatives lose their parliamentary majority in the snap early general elections they called, even lose safe seats like that of affluent Kensington in central London, they need to...
Another Test for British Democracy

Another Test for British Democracy

In a small street corner restaurant situated between Asharq Al-Awsat’s old office building and The British Museum in central London, I met her. She is a waitress who is infatuated with national politics. This single mother of Irish descent rarely misses a...
Foreign Intervention and the UK General Elections

Foreign Intervention and the UK General Elections

The UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s comments on the Manchester suicide bombing, suggesting that “Many experts, including professionals in our intelligence and security services, have pointed to the connections between wars our government has supported or fought in...
Iran: The Regime’s Nature and Its Calculations

Iran: The Regime’s Nature and Its Calculations

It was interesting that the arrival of the US president Donald Trump in Riyadh in his first foreign visit since taking office should coincide with the election of Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani for a second term. Avoiding the temptation of ‘conspiracy theory’, I...