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Scott Field

Politics

Will Iraq fall apart?

National identity remains resilient, but Maliki's re-election could strain it to breaking point.

Politics

Palestinian unity: The bottom line

Palestinian unity was, is and always will be a necessary condition for resolving the conflict.

Opinion

Sisi's poison chalice

Egypt's new strongman should think twice about governing alone.

Politics

Egypt's unsustainable path

Political exclusion of Islamists may be popular on the Egyptian street, but it may also threaten the Egyptian state.