Category Archives: Middle East politics

Strait talking

The commentariat has been running amok this week talking about Iran. A series of events have got everyone all a-fluster with fears/arousals (delete as appropriate to your position on the liberal-armchair general spectrum) of war. This was brought on by … Continue reading

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Advertainment

The DLR acknowledges the pervasive effects of advertising and their commercialisation of public space. But sometimes, adverts are just plain good: witty, effective, thoughtful. And this particular example from Tunisia caught our eye: That is all.

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Road to Damascus

Are some revolutions more important than others? Obviously not for the inhabitants of the country involved, but in strategic terms it is true that some political overhauls have wider consequences than others. The events in the Middle East — this … Continue reading

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Endangered species

The DLR is back! While sipping on our ironic piña coladas on holiday, we were able to have a wide variety of intellectual conversations on the philosophical topics du jour, such as: could sitting on a beach doing absolutely nothing … Continue reading

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The great irony of the Arab spring

As the scent of revolution continues to waft across the Middle East, there is one enduring irony that has been little mentioned during this unfolding event. Much has been made of the US’ relationship with Egypt. Hosni Mubarak, a US … Continue reading

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