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Weakened to the point of defeat?

Apologies for the lack of blogging but, in my defence, I have been busy – and writing too. I now write for The Student Journals; a few articles of mine should be appearing on their site soon, including a review of my time at the Edinburgh Fringe. It was also a nervous build up to […]

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A warm Arab spring or a bitter regional winter?

The Arab spring has turned into summer and looks set to continue through 2011 and beyond. Already, Egyptians and Tunisians have freed themselves from decades of autocratic rule. In Syria, a rising force of protesters is battling the army, which is still loyal to the brutal Assad regime – a close-knit family affair. Hundreds have […]

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