Syria: The story so far?
Jan31

Syria: The story so far?

Europe, not just the European Union, continues to blunder through policy and practice vis à vis Syria and its refugees as the turmoil in the country continues and the death toll mostly of the innocent mounts daily. And now there’s President Donald Trump of the United States, and the future for Syria, the Middle East and indeed the whole of Europe and the West looks uncertain. Amidst these multiple imponderables comes a new book...

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Europe’s refugee crisis and post-truth response
Jan24

Europe’s refugee crisis and post-truth response

More than three decades have passed since being ‘economical with the truth’ regained currency. It was of course that notorious if riveting exchange between Robert Armstrong and Malcolm Turnbull during the 1986 Spycatcher trial that brought the phrase back into vogue after recurrences from biblical times. Then ‘economical…’ was swept away by the more potent ‘post-truth’ era of the UK Brexit referendum and the US election that...

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