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    Time to revive the diplomatic track

    Israel’s stated desire for a settlement needs to be tested against the Arab Peace Initiative

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    Benjamin Pogrund's, author of Drawing Fire: Investigating the Accusations of Apartheid in Israel, published by Rowman & Littlefield

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    Date with history: The bullet train at 50

    October 1, 1964 the bullet train launched in Japan. Why has it been so slow to catch on?

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    Christian Wolmar is a transport commentator and a candidate for Mayor of London in 2016

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    Review: Neil MacGregor's German lesson

    The Director of the British Museum introduces us to aspects of history that have been long neglected

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    Review: Bauhaus and a spirit of subtle resistance

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    Review: 3 books on Europe

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    Review: Camp David recalled

    Peace talks in a war of egos

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    Burhan Wazir is Editor of Qulture.com

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    5 Things: C K Scott Moncrieff

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    YouGov poll: EU comeback

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    Jargonbuster: Plus ça change

    ... plus c'est la même chose

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    Send your jargon suggestions to letters@theworldtoday.org

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    The summer of blood

    The summer of 2014 saw two trends combine to produce a torrid news agenda. The inability of some countries in the greater Middle East to function as states led to growing violence in Libya and Yemen, acts of appalling brutality in Syria and Iraq, and the near collapse of the western-imposed political order in Afghanistan after a fraud-tainted election. Meanwhile, established great powers deployed traditional methods to expand their spheres of interest – Russia by destabilizing Ukraine and China by pushing back against the US. Britain managed to cling on to its seat at the top table by promising the Scots maximum devolution if they voted not to go for independence.

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