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William Morris, Secretary General of the Next Century Foundation, discusses the new political issues of the week, with a particular focus on developments in the Middle East.

This Week in the Middle East William

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William Morris, Secretary General of the Next Century Foundation, discusses the new political issues of the week, with a particular focus on developments in the Middle East.

    A message of hope as we approach Islam's New Year

    A message of hope as we approach Islam's New Year

    The Next Century Foundation's Secretary General, William Morris, gives an Eid Message, in the aftermath of the Feast of the Sacrifice and in the run up to Islam's New Year for 1443.
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    • 15 min
    Afghanistan under the Taliban - a tale of wasted blood and treasure

    Afghanistan under the Taliban - a tale of wasted blood and treasure

    Afghanistan has been lost to the Taliban and we are complicit in that loss. NCF Secretary General, William Morris LL.D., expresses his concerns and suggests one or two measures that could be taken to improve the current dire situation.
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    Of Peace and Prisoners and Palestine

    Of Peace and Prisoners and Palestine

    Gaza holds two of Israel's citizens that wandered in through a hole in the fence. Arguably they were not of sound mind at the time. Hamas also hold the bodies of two soldiers. There is talk of an exchange of prisoners. Is this relevant? Perhaps. We have a new government in Israel now. There are all sorts of little opportunities to nudge things in a better direction - perhaps. Anyone for a peace process? Or is that a dream too far?
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    Springtime for Assad and Syria?

    Springtime for Assad and Syria?

    Are Syria's Presidential elections more a rubber stamp than a victory? That said, perhaps there is indeed the first hint of a new dawn
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    • 14 min
    Of Gaza, Israel and Niccolò Machiavelli

    Of Gaza, Israel and Niccolò Machiavelli

    The  Gaza War is over - for now. And the plus side is that Mid East Peace is back on the agenda. However, the “postponed” Palestinian elections look like they could be postponed forever; with the flimsy excuse that Israel won’t allow the elections in East Jerusalem. 


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    On the bombing of the Gaza Press Centre

    On the bombing of the Gaza Press Centre

    On Saturday the Gaza Press Centre was bombed into the ground by the State of Israel in retribution for the Hamas rocket attacks on Israel, even though it bore no culpability for those attacks. The NCF Secretary General makes some observations in this regard.
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