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30.07.14 | Jean-Pierre Filiu

Jean-Pierre Filiu, author of ‘Gaza: A History’, discusses the centrality of Gaza to the broader history of Palestine and the difficulties faced when trying to excavate it.

29.07.14 | Robin Yassin-Kassab

As coverage of Syria turns evermore towards trauma and destruction, this list tends towards the positive focussing on those aspects of Syria that can’t be destroyed by war.

Turkish troops follow a standard bearer carrying the Turkish flag across a muddy field, circa 1917. (Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
28.07.14 | Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen considers the lasting impact of the First World War on the Middle East