Progress | Centre-left Labour politics

Author - Bob Glaberson

Letting in the light

The coup that brought down President Morsi also shattered the dreams of democracy of many Egyptians. Why did democracy fail in Egypt? The current situation was brought about as a result of a power struggle between the...

Exploring the unknown

The most recent talks between Iran and five permanent members of the UN Security Council, Britain, France, Russia, China and the United States plus Germany, over Iran’s nuclear programme took place in Almaty, Kazakhstan...

Circle of captivity

The regime in Syria seems to have nine lives. It has lasted more than 40 years, surviving rebellions, loss of legitimacy and the world’s disdain, yet it is still standing. What is the secret of its staying power? Clues...

Evidence of danger

The UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency says it believes Iran is working on developing nuclear weapons. This means that the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism could end up with the bomb. Iran supports Hamas...

Allies apart

Turkey and the west are drifting apart by degrees. Turkey is at war with the Kurds, has  an out of date constitution and journalists in jail. Without an improvement in its domestic situation Turkey’s progress toward EU...

Chicken and egg

An attack on Turkish troops by Kurdish PKK rebels on 14 July resulted in the deaths of 13 soldiers, creating a backlash among nationalists in Turkey.  This followed the election on 12 June in which prime minister...

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