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  • David Cameron

    How Military Adventurism and Suspicion of Islam Have Become Part Of The British Political Landscape

    Abdul-Azim Ahmed 23 October 2015

    “The neocon ascendency is total”. These words were written by associate editor of the Spectator Peter Oborne, describing the political… read more

  • Maaloula Shrine of St Thecla

    A Journey Through Syria

    Christopher De Bie 3 November 2013

    Christopher De Bie reflects on his experiences travelling through Syria just before the Arab Spring reached Damascus. In early September… read more

  • Adly Mansour

    What is the Deep State?

    Abdul-Azim Ahmed 4 July 2013

    Those following commentary from within the Middle-East on the most recent military coup in Egypt will have perhaps run across… read more

  • Egyptian President Mursi

    5 things worth knowing about the Egyptian military coup

    Abdul-Azim Ahmed 4 July 2013

    1)      This isn’t the first military coup in the Middle East Recent history has shown that the military of Middle-Eastern… read more

  • Mr and Mrs Assad

    Who are the Syrian Allawis?

    Christopher De Bie 20 September 2012

    In 1973 Musa al-Sadr, at that time the preeminent religious authority for the Shi’a of Lebanon, issued a fatwa concerning… read more