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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. 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.


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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And so it continues … in 2016!

Happy New Year: may my fears prove to be unfounded … although I do have my misgivings!

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So are we witnessing an EU meltdown?

So today let me share with readers my perspective on our latest European ordeal.

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The MENA on the cusp of a new year!

This is the kernel of my truth for the waning days of 2015. I hope to be proven wrong in 2016.

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Are religions viewed as bridges or checkpoints?

Frankly, the jury is still very much out and the presiding judge’s summation is not very persuasive for me either!

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