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A Reminder that the Qatar Crisis Has Entered its 4th Year

In its first year, the Qatar crisis used to be measured in months. During its second year, it began to be measured in years.

Erdogan and the Recruitment of Children to Fight in Libya

Erdogan is recruiting children to fight in Libya, a process that qualifies as a full-blown war crime, a humanitarian catastrophe and a clear violation of the International Convention against the Recruitment, Use, Financing and Training of Mercenaries. This crime of recruiting children has been do

Return of Nation-States Need Not be a Threat

Had things continued as before, that is to say before the twin pandemic and economic downturn, reporters would have been packing their bags to head for Washington to cover yet another of the G7 summits that have grabbed headlines since the 1970s. This year, however, having being postponed twice,


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