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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.


 

The #GCCCrisis: Conflict Resolution or Trade Consolidation?This is one key prism wherefrom we should examine the West’s keen interest in this #GCCCrisis and the concern over the embargo against Qatar.

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Will Common Sense Prevail Soon?

So assuming we are all rational, let me share with readers the contours of my roadmap out of the crisis.

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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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1967-2017: 50 Years of a Remorseless Occupation!

They have been considered no more than pawns on a chessboard - expendable for the sake of the more precious pieces.

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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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