Tag Archives: Mideast politics

The Pope’s visit to the Holy Land

Pope Francis is making a whirlwind tour through the Middle East while trying to avoid any political minefields – yet even with the best of intentions he seems to be stepping in quite a few of them. First, a précis … Continue reading

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Trouble in Turkey

Having dropped off our radar for a while, Turkey is back in the news again, with trouble brewing for Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan after he weathered the Gezi Park protests last summer. The latest round began last month with … Continue reading

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A short guide to (not) understanding the Middle East

Those of us of a certain age (ahem) or older will remember the sitcom “Soap”, where every episode began with a voice-over giving a recap of previous episodes, who was doing what with whom, and ending with “Confused? You won’t … Continue reading

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