The EU and Palestine: statehood and rights

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EU foreign ministers discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict but apparently without any serious consideration of the recognition of Palestine as a state. The EU has been sporadically assertive in the West Bank (including East Jerusalem.)

Justice in Bahrain

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A decision by a Bahraini court to reimpose the death penalty on two men whose convictions for the murder of a police officer are highly suspect raises questions about the UK’s role in efforts to reform Bahrain’s judiciary.

Death of an Honest Broker

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At a crucial moment, with tensions between Iran and the US running dangerously high, the region loses the voice of an independent honest broker.