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Dreaming of the Next UN Secretary General

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"I solemnly swear to exercise in all loyalty, discretion and conscience the functions entrusted to me as Secretary-General of the United Nations, to discharge these functions and regulate my conduct with the interests of the United Nations only in view, and not to seek or accept instructions in regard to the performance of my duties from any Government or other authority external to the Organisation." - United Nations Secretary General’s Oath of Office

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Love in the time of pre-revolution Iran

New TV series Shahrzad evokes memories of life in Iran during the 1950s.

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Leaked interior ministry memos highlight differences within Egypt’s regime

Magdy Abdel-Ghaffar

Leaked memos from Egypt’s interior ministry discussing ways to counter mounting public anger at the government of general-turned-president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi raise the spectre of a split between the military and security forces over how to deal with expressions of public discontent and potentially about the future of Al Sisi’s presidency.

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Remembering Daniel Berrigan

Daniel Berrigan

On April 30, famed Jesuit priest, poet, anti-war activist Daniel Joseph Berrigan died days short of his 95th birthday.

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'Us' and 'Them'

Yitzhak Herzog

No. It's not "us" and "them".

Not "us" – the good ones, the moral ones, the righteous ones. Or, to put it bluntly, the magnificent ones. The Jews.

And not "them" – the bad ones, the evil ones. To put it bluntly again: the despicable ones. Yes, the Arabs.

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