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Avnery: Civil War

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Something strange happens to retired chiefs of the Israeli internal Security Service, Shin Bet.

The service is by definition a central pillar of the Israeli occupation. It is admired by (Jewish) Israelis, feared by Palestinians, respected by security professionals everywhere. The occupation could not exist without it.

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A Children’s Story from Syria

How Two Sisters, Ten Year Old Ghina and 8 Year Old Nagham, Survived Three Sniper Bullets in Syria

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Turkey’s Travails: Purges Worsen Ankara’s Democracy Deficit

The Turkish government’s sweeping crackdown across the public services in the wake of a failed military coup in July has highlighted a deep-rooted flaw in Turkish democracy: the politicization of Turkey's bureaucracy and judiciary.

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Failures of Militarism in Countering Mega-Terrorism

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Abstract: The introduction of this article is devoted to the distinctive challenges posed by this era of mega-terrorism initiated by the 9/11 attacks. The article offers a critique of the American response which is based on a ‘war’ rather than a law enforcement paradigm. An argument is then made to adapt international law to new modalities of conflict while at the same time learning the right lessons from the repeated militarist failures of transnational counterterrorism. These issues are further considered via the parallel analysis of American counterterrorism policy by the distinguished diplomat, Chas Freeman.

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Burkini ban: New wave of French 'mission civilisatrice'

Much like the burkini ban, French colonialism saw a moral duty to educate and liberate populations across North Africa.

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