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Chaos in the midst of chaos

It must be possible to make sense of the Sunni-Shia conflict in the Middle East. It starts out straightforward enough – on one side you have the Alawite Assad regime desperately trying to cling to power in Syria (the Alawites … Continue reading

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Terrorism for dummies

Last May, two 22-year-old men from Birmingham traveled to Syria to fight alongside Islamist rebels opposing the regime of Bashar al-Assad. On their return in January, they were arrested by anti-terror police at Heathrow Airport and were later charged with … Continue reading

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