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20.10.20 | Dan Kaszeta

The technical details of the history of chemical weapons stays largely unnoticed by the general public. Anniversaries such as the 100th anniversary of the first chemical attack on a battlefield, or the 25th anniversary of the first use of nerve agents in a terrorist attack pass completely unremarked.  Few readers, if any, know those two incidents. And no, theyaaa

25.06.20 | Faisal Devji

George Floyd’s killing and the protests that followed it are being described as the latest episode in a centuries-old history of racial conflict. Both anti-racists and white supremacists, for very different reasons, concur in this vision of a race war where blacks and whites are the rival protagonists. True as this account may be whenaaa

19.08.20 | Clive Jones

We should not be so surprised that Israel and the UAE have now concluded a peace agreement, which will be signed amid much fanfare in Washington. For over a decade now, Israel and several of the Gulf monarchies have been moving closer together, a shared animus towards Iran being the most obvious driver pushing the UAE, Bahrain and, albeit more slowly, Saudi Arabia to align their regional security interests ever more closely with those of Israel.