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About Duncan Thomas

Duncan Thomas is a researcher for the Council for MENA Affairs and has written widely on the region's contemporary politics. A graduate in Middle East Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies, he maintains a blog at rearwindow.me

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Adam Bychawski

Adam Bychawski is an editorial assistant at openDemocracy.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

From national liberation to neoliberalism: “peace” and aid in Palestine

The occupied territories are trapped in global structures of neoliberal capitalist exploitation, within which the PA and, indeed, Israel itself, increasingly resemble auxiliary nodes.

Charlie Hebdo and western denial

The recent attacks in Paris were the latest round in a conflict of violence, not of “values”. The primary perpetrators of this violence are western states, with Islamist terrorism representing an inevitable blowback.  

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