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Corbyn resets the 'special relationship'

Jeremy Corbyn

by Rachel Shabi

The joke typically goes that if you want to know what British foreign policy is, ask the US state department. The "special relationship" between both countries has long been viewed through this lens, regardless of what shade of politics, left or right, has been in power.

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‘Israel is a terrorist state’


by Jonathan Cook

The violence rocking the occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem and now Gaza is on the verge of spilling into Israel, Palestinian leaders in Israel warned.

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Wolf Country


This year marks the 20th anniversary of wolf reintroduction in Yellowstone National Park. From 66 released originally they've increased to over 300 and are no longer endangered. That they thrive here is not surprising, for they are creatures of this raw land in a way that we aren't. Wolves are fitted to this environment, and so to understand them, we have to know the country that nurtures them.

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Abbas: The Leader Without Glory

Mahmoud Abbas

I first met Mahmoud Abbas in Tunis at the beginning of 1983. I knew that he was responsible for the Israel desk in the PLO leadership. Said Hamami and Issam Sartawi, the PLO delegates with whom I had been in permanent contact since 1974, told me that he was in charge. But he was not present at my first meeting with Yasser Arafat in Beirut during the siege.

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After 70 Years: The UN Falls Short, and Yet..


When the UN was established in the aftermath of the Second World War hopes were high that this new world organization would be a major force in world politics, and fulfill its Preamble pledge to prevent future wars. Seventy years later the UN disappoints many, and bores even more, appearing to be nothing more that a gathering place for the politically powerful.

Read more: After 70 Years: The UN Falls Short, and Yet..


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