Politics

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Ecstatic Welcome to Ahmadinejad in Lebanon

By Manar Rachwani

In the end, the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s visit to Lebanon went contrary to the fears that preceded or accompanied it. 

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Was the Mossad Really Behind the Resurgence of Kurdish Terrorism in Turkey?

By Massimiliano Fiore

On 31 May, the same day as the Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla that killed nine Turkish citizens, the Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK) carried out a rocket attack on a military vehicle near the Iskenderun Naval Base, killing seven Turkish sailors and injuring six others. This coincidence and the fact that it was not a conventional PKK attack, taking place outside its traditional area of operation, raised strong suspicions that the two incidents were related.

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Derry/Londonderry: What's in a Name?

By Zahbia Yousuf

It has been a curious few months for Northern Ireland’s second largest city. Recent events have awkwardly highlighted past hurt, present hopes and future dangers; spotlighting the turbulent journey Northern Ireland has travelled since the 1998 Good Friday Agreement.

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Believing in NATO's Victory in Afghanistan

By David Bayon

The war NATO is fighting in Afghanistan is a war of necessity and not of choice. In today’s world, globalization has rendered physical boundaries useless, making our safety dependant on the stability of faraway places.