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 outcome of the Brexit referendum remains unpredictable.
I am not too sure I hold such absolute truths with utter conviction, and so here are my thoughts.
But he was more scathing about the way the Arabs were sold down the drain too and how Syria was one of the few countries still resisting Western imperialism.
This is the kernel of my truth for the waning days of 2015. I hope to be proven wrong in 2016.