Human Anguish on the Margins in War Times?

Originally published 23 November 2012 by Emile Badarin   The cannons, F16s, tanks and rockets were given a respite in Gaza a few days ago. However, the attack on Gaza … Continue Reading →

Qatar's Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani

A new Emir but plus ça change for Qatar’s international role

While Qatar celebrates new leadership the wealthy emirate’s international activism is likely to continue, albeit in a different guise. 33-year-old Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani became Emir of Qatar on 25 … Continue Reading →

Obama and Intervention: Why Libya and not Syria?

This is our first article in partnership with Brazilian international affairs magazine O Debatedouro. by Philipe Moura The 20th century witnessed the growing importance of issues regarding humanitarian intervention, leading to the … Continue Reading →


Mearsheimer, Walt and the missing Palestinians

On March 3rd, 2012, Professor  John Mearsheimer and Professor Stephen Walt published an article in the Financial Times under the heading, “Mr Obama must take a stand against Israel over Iran.” This, … Continue Reading →


Fayyadism’s end? It is time to return to first principles

By Phil Leech, PhD Candidate, University of Exeter – It seems likely that 2012 will see a new phase in the ongoing saga of the Palestinian political crisis. Indeed some … Continue Reading →


Is Turkey’s Foreign Policy Shifting?

I was long due to write this piece. I and Jeremy Wildeman first began debating about Turkish foreign policy, with respect to the Israel/Palestine conflict, in September on the Facebook. … Continue Reading →


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