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Donetsk Despatch

        The fate of Donetsk,city of one million, rests in hands of a 26 year-old commander recruited by social media. All out war and humanitarian disaster looms dangerously close with increasing hardships for residents. By Nigel Pivaro.1st … Continue reading

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Ukraine nation state in the making or wishful thinking?

Ukraine a nation or wishful thinking? What forges a successful nation state? I am left puzzling over this question following my first few  days in Kiev capital of an increasingly fragile looking country and draw several conclusions. I arrived just … Continue reading

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Syrian Opposition Leader berates moral hypocrisy of the West over failure to provide meaningful aid

One year on we revisit an interview I conducted with the then head of Syrian National Council Abdel Basset Saida. I conducted the interview in the SNC HQ in Istanbul last October, it is interesting how Saida’s criticism of the … Continue reading

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