Flawed cyber security: Just how ‘we’ like it

After a cyber-surveillance leak or cyber hack, breakdowns on how such an intrusion has taken place alongside an assessment of potential future issues on cyber security dominate discussion. Although this is a noble and imperative thing to do, the blunt reality is that the ability to infiltrate, intercept and exfiltrate information is at the heart of a global multibillion pound …

Why it is too early to call Saudi’s ‘Hariri’ gamble on Lebanon a failure

When Saad al-Hariri was ‘recalled’ to Riyadh to subsequently announce his shock resignation, there was little doubt that the indignation felt by many Lebanese was warranted. If anyone needed a clearer example that Lebanon is flapping helplessly in a sea of opposing Saudi and Iranian currents, then Hariri all but confirmed this. However, Hariri soon left Riyadh for Paris and …

‘But it is our country,’ replied Dr. Weizmann, raising his eyebrows. ‘We are doing no more than taking back what we have been wrongly deprived of.’

‘But it is our country,’ replied Dr. Weizmann, raising his eyebrows. ‘We are doing no more than taking back what we have been wrongly deprived of.’ ‘But you have been away from Palestine for nearly two thousand years! Before that you had ruled this country, and hardly ever the whole of it, for less than five hundred years. Don’t you …

Trump’s Jerusalem declaration is a result of a golden opportunity

The Middle East peace process has been the bane of many US presidents. Each comes in with their own ‘unique’ approach, navigating the lobbying of AIPAC, Israel’s constant tantrums, the relentless fervour of Hamas, and the inconsistency of Fatah. The problem in and of itself is not complex. Israel is an occupying force on Palestinian territory. What complicates the issue …