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STEVE ROYSTON: In one respect he is fortunate: Saudi has abundant resources to throw at these problems, unlike the US and the UK, where health services are competing for funds.
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STEVE ROYSTON: Preparation involves coming up with diversionary tactics whenever the question is likely to produce a response unpalatable to the listening millions.
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STEVE ROYSTON: So will a New Britain emerge in the wake of the medals, stadia and closing ceremony? I don’t think so. We are what we are. An English man writes.
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Economy , Education , Society
STEVE ROYSTON: We’re all taught to aspire to the highest levels in whatever discipline we work but only a tiny percentage reach the stratosphere
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Albania , Bahrain , Bulgaria , Constantine , Europe , European Union , Germany , Greece , Italy , Japan , Jordan , Malaysia , Romania , Serbia , Spain , Thames , United Kingdom
STEVE ROYSTON: There was a bit of commotion about the King of Bahrain’s attendance at a recent lunch in the UK. I was struck by another issue
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Abu Dhabi , Bahrain , Cairo , Middle East , Shisha , United Kingdom
STEVE ROYSTON: While Saudi plans to ban it within city limits; Bahrain is considering loosening restrictions. I’m with the Bahrainis.
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STEVE ROYSTON: There seems to be an unnatural degree of emotion surrounding this year’s Bahrain Grand Prix. A sense of perspective?
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Amazon , Bahrain , Dubai , Kindle , Literature , Middle East , Robin Barrett
STEVE ROYSTON: Many of us who have decided to settle in Bahrain remain determined to see the positive in spite of the recent troubles
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Bahrain , Bill Gates , Democracy , Housing Minister , Labour government , Labour Party , Mark Zuckerberg , National Health Service , Steve Jobs , United Kingdom
STEVE ROYSTON: Bahrain is debating whether a bachelor’s degree is a necessity for a member of parliament. It will skew the demographics.
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STEVE ROYSTON: An Angell visited the other day. Not one with wings, but a Welshman with a biting tongue and the rhetorical skills of David Lloyd George.
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Arab League , Bahrain , Democracy , Egypt , Egypt Protests , Hosni Mubarak , Middle East , President , Syria , Syrian government , Tahrir Square , Tunisia , United States
STEVE ROYSTON: We’re coming up to the first anniversary of the protests that overthrew Hosni Mubarak. What is the most significant change that has taken place over the past year?
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STEVE ROYSTON looks at the arts, society, education, politics, business, technology and the environment as we move into 2012, the Year of Fear’.
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Happy New Year , Middle East , New year , New Year's Day , Oxford , Saudi Arabia
STEVE ROYSTON: I thought of the Q-less dictionary as words rattled round my head to describe my golf game, and prospects for the world in 2012…
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STEVE ROYSTON: Book Review: Here you’ll find the Britons and Americans – proconsuls, agents provocateurs, spies, politicians – that shaped the Middle East.
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STEVE ROYSTON: I can think of a couple of neighbouring countries where someone in his position would not be allowed into the country in the first place,
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STEVE ROYSTON: The diversity of faiths, races and cultures in the Levant is one of its great strengths but this diversity is under threat.
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STEVE ROYSTON: Should the Iranian threat – whether in terms of moral support or actual intervention – be one of Bahrain’s principal concerns?
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STEVE ROYSTON: It seems to me the period of reflection should be accompanied by one of restraint by opinion formers – in the mosques and in print.
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Bahrain , Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry , Bassiouni , Congo , Darfur , Hitler , Iraq , Londonderry , Media coverage , North Korea , Northern Ireland , Robert Maxwell , Rwanda , Saudi Arabia , South Africa , Stalin , the Daily Mirror , United Kingdom
STEVE ROYSTON: The report is magisterial, dispassionate and distressing. Accounts of torture, violence and intimidation are not surprising.
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STEVE ROYSTON: Tomorrow sees the publication of a report into the events of February and March of this year. Could it draw a line under those tragic events?