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'[Palestine] is not a state… It does not meet the customary international law test of statehood. It doesn't control defined boundaries. It doesn't fulfill the normal functions of government...'
by David Singer - 17/01/2019 - 6 comments
The EU should also insist on greater transparency and accountability, which would curtail pervasive corruption by elected officials.
21 Nations that received almost $14 billion in US foreign aid in 2017 could become the key to unlocking the White House confrontation between President Trump and Democrat leaders.
by David Singer - 2/01/2019 - 44 comments
Goldman Sachs is the sort of institution which has thrived on the largesse of government assistance - the old socialise your losses but privatise your gains sort of philosophy.
by Binoy Kampmark - 31/12/2018 - 2 comments
Trump's decision to withdraw US forces from Syria is extremely reckless and is bound to backfire in more than one way.
by Alon Ben-Meir - 27/12/2018 - 7 comments
If there is a good reason to be suspicious of a second referendum, former Prime Minister Tony Blair's endorsement of it would be one.
by Binoy Kampmark - 19/12/2018 - 10 comments
'In a democratic society, there cannot be a dictator who is the subject of homages, or whose tomb is a site of fascist pilgrimage, or who has a monument in his honour.'
by Binoy Kampmark - 14/12/2018 - 3 comments
The plight of three Central American countries tells the story behind the influx of immigrants flocking to the USA from these and other countries.
by Alon Ben-Meir - 14/12/2018 - 23 comments
106 UN members had weaponized Hamas, abandoned the civilian population of a fellow member state and set a procedural precedent that the Islamic bloc will exploit again.
by David Singer - 13/12/2018 - 41 comments
For Erdogan, as he himself stated, 'Democracy is like a train; once you reach your destination you get off.'
by Alon Ben-Meir and Arbana Xharra - 12/12/2018 - 2 comments
To not speak is tantamount to the gravest of sins in the epoch of emoting, where the decibel range of outrage is taken as a measure of an activist's worth.
by Binoy Kampmark - 11/12/2018 - 4 comments
The Yemen conflict appears to be a power conflict between two would-be presidents who wanted power; with overtones of a Shia – Sunni religious conflict.
by Peter Bowden - 10/12/2018 - 2 comments


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