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Nick Rodrigo


Rodrigo is a journalist and PhD candidate at the CUNY Graduate Centre. He has worked in policy analysis on the Middle East in South Africa, as well as in Palestinian and Iranian human rights organisations in Palestine and the UK.

Comment: Traumatised Palestinian youth and the material realities of a brutal occupation reflect the deep grievances of the Children of Oslo, writes Nick Rodrigo.

28 October, 2015

Comment: The cream of Tehran's military, responsible for Iran's 'extraterritorial operations' continues to expand its operations in Syria, defying international sanctions, notes Nick Rodrigo.

19 October, 2015

Comment: Abbas' nullification of Oslo is an attempt to salvage a legacy with his people, when in fact it is the security cooperation with Israel that defanged the Palestinian movement.

01 October, 2015

Comment: Libya supplied Semtex and other weaponry and training to those Gaddafi believed were his 'anti-imperialist' brethren in Northern Ireland.

22 September, 2015

Comment: The fight against polygamy is less about protecting vulnerable women and children and more about demographic control, writes Nick Rodrigo.

14 September, 2015

Feature: High ranking Latin American diplomats, journalists and academics have met with their Palestinian counterparts to share experiences of struggle against the forces of imperialism.

25 August, 2015

Comment: The Security Council was created to secure peace - yet its members are among the biggest arms dealers on the planet. Something must change, says Nick Rodrigo.

18 August, 2015

Tunisia was the poster child for the 'Arab Spring', however political conditions are forcing it to resurrect old laws, which could stymie the post Ben Ali project, writes Nick Rodrigo.

31 July, 2015

Comment: A bloody civil war with a refugee crisis and draconian legislation make the progressive realisation of fundamental rights a tough task for Libya's civil society, writes Nick Rodrigo.

27 July, 2015

Comment: Ben Afleck's Argo and Jon Stewart's Rosewater depict the Iranian student movement in contrasting lights. The reality, however, is much more complex than Hollywood would have you believe.

16 July, 2015