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Inescapable facts

Israel’s coalition government of right-wing Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is on the verge of collapse, which is unsurprising. Israeli politics, after all, is among the most fractious in the world,…

Narrow escape

It’s been a narrow escape-a “situation in which an accident or other unfortunate incident is only just avoided”. It’s been a close call – a “narrow escape from danger or…

Poems of those who escaped

“HERE people’s names were not contagious,/ we said they were, it came to be./ There was no sand here growing roots,/ we said there was, it came to be./ Here…

The great escape

WHEN denying bail to the mother of accused murderer Zahir Jaffer, the district court had to counter reams upon reams of case law cited in favour of bail given to…

An inescapable contest?

THERE has been a profusion of books on China from the perspective of the contest for global primacy between the US and the world’s newest superpower. This is understandable as…

How Rusal escaped the noose of US sanctions

They were supposed to be the toughest sanctions the United States had ever imposed on a Russian oligarch. Seventeen days later, Washington watered them down. On April 23, the US…