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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: Let’s Get Serious, Shall We?I would like to share with readers 6 “statements” that define my own perception of where I believe we find ourselves with this crisis today.

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Al-Jazeera: How Dark are the Clouds?

My grandfather was dead by now, but as I watched Al-Jazeera, I realised that it felt the pulse of the Arab streets.

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Brexit: Hard Words, Soft Landing?

Let me come back to my wine merchant.

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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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Religion & Politics in Jerusalem: an incendiary combination?

Political mistakes have often tended to come back and haunt Arab leaders: I hope this will not be the case 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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