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Years ago in a community development project in Ramallah, when it was still just a sleepy, recently-occupied West Bank town, one of my fellow volunteers, a devilish Turk named Ali, gave me language lessons. In Turkish body language, said Ali, you have the nodding of the head up and down for “yes,” the shaking side… » read more

Posted by Gerald Loftus

“NATO is watching us watching them.” Such was the sentiment – confirmed by the impressive NATO presence, including several Assistant Secretary General (ASG)-level officials – at the end of this week’s two-day “NATO Shadow Summit.” The event, the first of the name, inspired in part by the new organisation “NATO Watch” (along with principal partners… » read more

Posted by Gerald Loftus