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Egypt’s busy summer

By Helene Michou - 02 Sep 14

Egypt is reasserting itself in foreign policy, but it faces economic and societal challenges at home. 

Palestine and the International Criminal Court

By Victor Kattan - 01 Sep 14

After a long process, various options are still open for Palestine with respect to joining the ICC.

The Islamic State effect: Lebanon’s new security symbiosis

By Nicholas Noe - 28 Aug 14

Why Lebanon has a unique trajectory in its response to the threat of IS.

Iran is not making a U-turn in Iraq

Switching support from Maliki to Abadi does not represent a real policy change for Iran.

Israel's spinning moral compass

By Daniel Levy - 19 Aug 14

Apparent wall-to-wall consensus in favour of the Gaza offensive among the Israeli public masks a deep internal moral malaise.

Demilitarising Gaza is not a solution, it’s a trap

By Daniel Levy - 15 Aug 14

Demilitarising Gaza is being touted as part of a solution to the recent fighting. However, it's a potentially dangerous red herring 

Europe desperately seeking answers on Iraq

While the crisis in Iraq deepens, Europe has been slow to react - reluctant to be drawn into another quagmire in the region. 

To fix Iraq, don’t lose sight of Syria

A fundamental ingredient is still missing in shaping a coherent – though challenging - strategy for targeting IS in Iraq.

From Syraqistan to Gaza – Europe must not hide behind the blame game

By François Godement - 13 Aug 14

Europe's inaction on the Islamic State could have tragic consequences, for the Middle East and for Europe itself. 

Nuclear talks with Iran – no summer lull for negotiators

The toughest hurdles in this marathon diplomacy track have only just been encountered.

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European Spring: How to put our economies and politics right? - 15 Jul 14

With European economies failing to deliver higher standards of living, and growing public disillusionment with apparently self-serving politicians, Philippe Legrain discusses where

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New York Times
01 Sep 14

Daniel Levy and Julien Barnes-Dacey on the need to focus on Syria  to beat ISIS.

the Wall Street Journal
01 Sep 14

Josef Janning comments on Merkel's strategy in the fight against IS

Das Erste
31 Aug 14

Josef Janning gives an interview on the role of the High Rep

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