Why is the Israeli army finally worried about Gaza?

Gaza poverty Jonathan Cook argues that Binyamin Netanyahu and Donald Trump “should be listening to Israel’s generals, who understand that there will be no defence against the fallout from the catastrophe looming in Gaza”. Read more [...]

Whither Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman’s “moderate” Islam?

James Dorsey says Prince Muhammad has yet to show that fighting terrorism “involves in practice rather than words the countering of an ultra-conservative ideology that breeds intolerance, fosters anti-pluralism and potentially creates breeding grounds for radicalism”. Read more [...]

Contextualising sexual harassment

Sexual harassment Lawrence Davidson examines the psychological, biological and cultural contexts of sexual harassment and argues that it is time to take on men’s primitive instincts and thoughtfully develop better, non-doctrinaire cultural ways to manage them. Read more [...]

Quit lying to us about Israeli-Palestinian “peace process”

US-UK-Israel conspiracy against Palestine Stuart Littlewood says Israel “won't willingly return the lands and resources it has stolen unless slapped with tough, sustained sanctions”, and “Civil society in the US and UK must end the conspiracy among their warped government “élites” that makes a mockery of international law”. Read more [...]

A moment of significance and opportunity for Ethiopia

Ethiopian prisoners Graham Peebles says the Ethiopian government’s “half-baked move to release a few political leaders… should embolden many” and “reveals a crack in the democratic facade presented by the regime, which must be split open under the force of sustained political activism”. Read more [...]

Salafi mission calls into question Saudi concept of moderation and policy in Yemen

Muhammad bin Salman and moderate islam James Dorsey questions whether Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad’s proclaimed quest to “return” to “moderate islam” includes subscribing to concepts of tolerance and pluralism which at present seems unlikely. Read more [...]