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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.


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 Massacres in France: An EU Blowback?

But such feelings notwithstanding, I also beg my readers to consider a tad more slowly a few additional reminders.

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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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An Open Letter to President Bashar Al-Assad

So assuming you still have your say in the future of Syria, would you be willing to consider its future good?

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The expectations in 1967 - not unlike 1948 and 1956 in some sense - were of a resounding victory by the Arab countries.

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