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Welcome to Baghdad: divided Iraq hosts divided Arab League

A consecration for a post-occupation Iraq, or expensive window dressing? As Baghdad hosts the Arab League summit under tight security, the nation finds itself locked into a sectarian showdown that mirrors regional rivalries.

  • Ghassan ATIYYAH, Director of the Iraq Foundation for Development and Democracy (from Bagdad);
  • Daniel SERWER, Professor at John Hopkins University, Scholar at the Middle East Institute;
  • Walid PHARES, Professor, National Defense University;
  • Medhi LEBOUACHERA, AFP Journalist.

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2017-09-21 independence

Confiscated vote? Escalation over banned Catalonia referendum

Authorities in Madrid have taken their standoff with Barcelona to a whole new level, raiding government offices, arresting Catalan cabinet members and confiscating 10 million...

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2017-09-20 Debate

Iran's rebuttal: Tehran answers Trump and Netanyahu

Call it rebuttal time. After Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu, it’s Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s turn to address the UN General Assembly. He criticised Trump’s "rogue...

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2017-09-18 Donald Trump

Trump goes to the UN: What role for the United States on the world stage?

As a candidate he spoke out against the United Nations, but today the US president is chairing a conference on reforming its institutions at the annual opening of the UN General...

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2017-09-14 Debate

Vote or no vote? Escalating row over Catalan independence

Put football rivalry jokes aside: the escalation between Barcelona and Madrid is no game. A sea of independence supporters turned out on Monday in Barcelona to support a second...

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2017-09-13 Rohingyas

Burma and the Rohingyas: UN body accuses authorities of ethnic cleansing

“A textbook case of ethnic cleansing”, says the UN's top human rights official. Nearly 400,000 Rohingyas have fled Burma in the past fortnight for neighbouring Bangladesh after...

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