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Will Obama’s ban on #Arctic drilling be effective? 1

You might have perhaps heard the news that Obama has issued a ban on Arctic drilling for oil. For example we read in The Guardian … Barack Obama bans oil and gas drilling in most of Arctic and Atlantic oceans Barack Obama has permanently banned new oil and gas drilling in […]


Why is Saudi Arabia going Nuclear?

Now this is a disturbing bit of news. The UKs Independent reports … Saudi Arabia intends to buy an “off the shelf” nuclear weapon from Pakistan, according to US officials quoted in The Sunday Times. The report comes amid ongoing negotiations between Iran and other world powers over its nuclear programme, and […]


Teenager sent to jail in Turkey for the crime of calling for secularism

You may have heard about the story of a teenager in Turkey who was sent to jail for apparently insulting the president. Now the words “teen” and “insult” might conjure up in your mind some rebellious kid yelling unprintable abuse at a well-respected politician, but that is not what went […]


The deal we dare not turn down

Sometimes it is simply appropriate to, coffee shop style, slap an article down and announce, “You must read this”. Well, this is one of those occasions, because Johann Hari says it far better than I ever could … Sometimes, there are hinge-points in human history -moments when we have to […]