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What is epektasis? It is primarily about politics. But it is also about human rights, democracy, good governance, peace, justice and reconciliation at a time of turbulence across the MENA region.

Epektasis.net deals with issues impacting the peoples of the Middle East - conflict backgrounds, symptoms, realities, fears and possible solutions - that are viewed through a dual Middle Eastern-European lens.

Inasmuch as possible, my articles adhere to the overarching Christian ethos of striving to 'stretch forward' (epekteinomenos in Greek, from St Paul in Phil 3:13) - politically, ecumenically and legally - the elements of peace, justice, reconciliation, dignity, non-violence and security.


 
 
 

Can We Resist the Invasion of Fresh Ideas?

He wondered what my family thought about my unorthodox way of challenging the vagaries of life.

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What Is It about the Underdog? - The GCC Crisis

Our overcrowded and overheated planet is replete with the floating detritus of errors.

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Do We Provide Shelter to Refugees?

The piece stated that the Home Office had admitted that not a single Christian was among the 1,112 Syrian refugees resettled in the UK in the first three months of 2018.

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Lebanon remains a Paradox!

This is somehow the charm of this country let alone the alluring demeanour of its men and women.

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Jordan: Another Economic Hiccup, Another Political Challenge!

And this tense standoff in Amman that mobilised those families with lower or middle incomes highlighted at least four unavoidable facts that apply not only to this kingdom but extend well across the region too.!

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Yemen: a whole country wasting under siege?

I am not too sure I hold such absolute truths with utter conviction, and so here are my thoughts.

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