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Nov 9 2016 8:39PM
Trump’s win: what this might mean for Syria
It’s too early to say exactly what Donald Trump’s presidential victory means for Syria’s beleaguered civilians. Will he “pivot” the USA towards Assad and Putin in some na...
Nov 8 2016 11:20AM
That MoU with the Chinese companies…
With the news that the Scottish Government’s Memorandum of Understanding with two Chinese companies may have fallen through, it’s a good time to reflect on what lessons c...
Nov 4 2016 7:00PM
Solitary confinement: Fading to grey
This morning I left the house as the sun was rising, resenting the onset of winter. Dark mornings, dark evenings, and only being able to see daylight through my office wi...
Nov 4 2016 10:38AM
My teacher needs your urgent help!
by Sara Saei I am a student of Mohammad Ali Taheri, an Iranian prisoner of conscience who has spent nearly 6 years in Section 2A of Tehran’s Evin Prison. He is a writer a...
Nov 1 2016 2:53PM
More to this than meets the eye
As a young girl living in the UK in the Eighties, I was an avid viewer of Miss World beauty pageants. It’s indeed hard for me to admit this as a passionate feminist. But...