Tag Archives: Arab spring

Rebels with a pause

The DLR pattered along the corridors of power yesterday, giddy as a foal, to talk to some people about Libya. We can’t tell you what was said – not because it’s terribly secret, but only because it’s terribly boring in … Continue reading

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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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Separate but equal

The DLR went to one of the Secret Cinemas last night: large-scale events that take over disused London sites, and create live versions of films, which they subsequently screen (on video projection). This one had French soldiers processing tickets — … 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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