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About Shane Farrell

Shane Farrell is an Istanbul-based journalist and security-risk analyst. He has covered political and economic developments in Yemen for three years and lived in Sana'a in early 2013.

Articles by Shane Farrell

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Yemen: dialogue must replace war

The Saudi-led air strikes on Yemen have failed to stem the Houthi advance. Time for jaw-jaw, not war-war.

Exploring the more subtle signs of potential sectarian spill-over into Lebanon

The former Information Minister has been apprehended trying to smuggle explosives into Lebanon. Away from the media focus on street clashes, subtler political trends threaten Lebanon's years of building a fragile peace.

Can Lebanon resist the sectarian narrative being foisted on Syria?

A Lebanon-based journalist examines the possibility of violence spreading from Syria to Lebanon. There are reasons enough to fear the worst, but also signs of real restraint.

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