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Just-in-time IISS

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The 7th Manama Dialogue run by the International Institute for Strategic Studies [IISS] is almost upon us. It will take place at the Ritz Carlton this weekend from Dec 3rd – 5th and will be attended by virtually the who’s-who in world’s political and security spheres.What should the delegates really concentrate on? Will their discussions be steamrolled by Wikileaks’ Cablegate?

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Bahrain in the news

Two pieces of international news are hitting our screens regarding Bahrain that deserve a mention: The first is that Bahrain has been elected once again to the Human Rights Council – congratulations! The other is that it has slipped 9 places in this year’s Global Peace Index – commiserations. The first, though welcome news, needs to be followed up immediately by the government and parliament with concrete steps and actions in order to institute the required …

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Pangea Day

Pangea Day is a global event bringing the world together through film. Why? In a world where people are often divided by borders, difference, and conflict, it’s easy to lose sight of what we all have in common. Pangea Day seeks to overcome that – to help people see themselves in others – through the power of film. For the next 4 hours, the world will be one, in film and art. Please watch and support …

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Tony Blair is no Jimmy Carter

As much as el UK ex-Presidente would like us to believe that he is the right choice to be (yet another) Middle East peace envoy, or as much as the States would like us to, as a matter of fact, somehow I don’t think that he will succeed. Reputations precede, you see. And his is not much to go by – as far as the Middle East is concerned that is. Well, it seems that the …

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