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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. 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.


So does the rooster crow again in the Middle East?So why do I feel uneasy with such inward-looking attitudes? Here are three ambient thoughts today!

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Syria: A Tipping Point, Or Not Yet?

My splenetic rants came to an end as I dwelt on four guiding realities and three critical afterthoughts.

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Will the US Embassy Move to Jerusalem?

The big question though is whether the Palestinians are willing to bite the bullet and assume the pain of such an initiative?

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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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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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