September 20, 2020

Earlier this month, it was announced that Bahrain would establish full diplomatic relations with Israel. This makes Bahrain the fourth Arab state to do so, following the United Arab Emirates, which forged a similar agreement in August. Both of these nations are wealthy...

August 13, 2020

The current outlook for the GOP is nothing if not grim. At the turn of the year, many on the right were bullish about the impending election. While the current president remained a divisive figure, unpopular with large swathes of the American public, he was nevertheles...

July 27, 2020

Who would’ve guessed? Mere months ago, there was a near consensus among pundits that the COVID-19 outbreak had single-handedly brought the career of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu back from the brink. Amidst widespread hysteria regarding the country’s prepar...

July 6, 2020

How can socialists build a political movement that has genuine mainstream appeal while remaining faithful to their principles? After reading Against the Web: A Cosmopolitan Answer to the New Right, it is clear that Michael Brooks, the book’s author and a key figure in...

April 16, 2020

On the 30th of March, democracy ended in Hungary. 

Recent liberal commentary concerning the emergence of populism throughout the western world commonly veers into hyperbole, if not outright catastrophising - a tendency which has been keenly ridiculed by political oppone...

February 15, 2020

At what point does procedure descend into farce? For many Israelis, one would imagine that this threshold was met in abundance when the country went to the polls for the second time in a year last September (2019), following an initial round in April. Back then, the pr...

February 1, 2020

“To forget a Holocaust is to kill twice”. On the 75th anniversary of Auschwitz’s liberation, the words of Elie Wiesel, himself a survivor, remain as pertinent as ever. The custodians of the international community seem at least to be cognisant of this fact; more than f...

January 1, 2020

Amongst the deluge of tightly contested elections that occurred over the closing months of 2019, one could be forgiven for glossing over the recent vote in Argentina. However, to do so would be a grave misjudgement as it serves as an instructive microcosm of the confli...

December 9, 2019

What happens when an unmovable object is met with a seemingly unstoppable force? The intractable conflict between Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement and the Chinese state might be instructive in this regard. Over the last six months, the streets of the wealthy semi-aut...

November 18, 2019

Since the turn of the century, the Iraqi public have certainly not enjoyed political stability. The decision of the United States and its allies to invade the country in 2003 set a high threshold for expected disruption. Yet, the seizure of vast swathes of territory by...

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