Tag Archives: Middle East

ISIS: Beyond bombs and missiles – a call to mobilize civilian society

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What about investing in families over boots on the ground?

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5 questions every supporter of intervention in the Middle East should ask

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A few questions that every interventionist should consider.

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The responsibility for ISIS doesn’t lie with the West

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While it would be ridiculous to allow the West the moral high ground, it is even more absurd for the Muslim world to transfer the responsibility for ISIS on to the West.

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An interview with new Israeli Labour leader Isaac Herzog

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The newly elected Israeli Labour leader Isaac Herzog sat down to discuss the Britain-Israel relationship with Toby Greene, the deputy editor of Fathom, and Richard Pater, head of BICOM in Israel.

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The end of Christianity in the Middle East?

Ed Jacobs reviews ‘The Silence of Our Friends’, by Catholic Herald deputy editor Ed West.

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Siding With A Tyrant: British Policy Towards Bahrain And Its People

The people of Bahrain have suffered severe repression at the hands of their government and yet the UK continues to support the Bahraini monarchy.

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From West Wing to West Bank: progress on Israel Palestine talks

This week the effort to get the two sides of the Israeli Palestinian conflict negotiating again paid off.

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The other side of Cameron’s ‘role model’ for the Middle East

Cameron’s description of the UAE as “a role model for the region” is accurate only if you share the government’s vision for the Persian Gulf.

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Comment: 2013 – ever changing dynamism in the Middle East, part one

TweetPeter Lesniak is an independent foreign affairs analyst, concentrating on the Middle East and North Africa. Having previously worked in parliament with the  All-Party Parliamentary Group on Conflict Issues he currently works in the LibDem International Office. Peter is also a Director of Communications at Bite the Ballot Ltd. Some say that it’s been a rather unusual start of […]

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Running scared: Missing PMQs, excluding journalists… David “transparency” Cameron

David Cameron is under fire for missing more PMQs, excluding journalists from his Middle East arms selling trip, and keeping secret texts from Rebekah Brooks.

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