International media talk constantly of Huthi forces, but in
reality the main military force in Yemen is now that of ex-president Saleh who,
wherever he is, is doing what he promised: destroying as much as he possibly
Islamic State project is finding some consensus in countries where political
deadlock reduces our social lives to a primordial level. Social and economic
frustration stays at an all-time high level, even in a country like Tunisia.
The US Air Force stood idly by as ISlL
swept towards Baghdad, but swiftly scrambled in August to launch airstrikes
to halt an unexpected advance towards Irbil – capital of the Kurdish Regional
EU scrutiny in the field of the use of closed materials in UK courts is of paramount importance for the future of democratic systems of justice, even if it polarises once more the positions for or against Brexit.
On this Land Day, while world powers have recognised the danger of the religion-centric Islamic State (IS), it is ironic that some of the same governments are urging Palestinians to accept Lieberman's "axe"-wielding Jewish version of IS.
The western intervention in Libya in 2011 failed to
recognise the complex warp and weft of its pre-democratic tribal fabric. Only a
regionally facilitated dialogue can repair the shattered state left behind.
The goal of the international women's walk across the De-Militarized Zone is to help bring peace and
reunification to Korea, and to open a new dialogue marked by understanding, and
- ultimately - forgiveness.