The Global Dispatches

Recent Headlines

Behind The Saudi-Qatari spat

By Ebrahim Deen and Na’eem Jeenah

The sanctions on Qatar aim to force the government of Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to alter its foreign policy – particularly regarding its warming relations with Iran.


Andrei Zvyagintsev: not your token Russian

By Natalia Antonova

In an age of disinformation, sincerity is political. The films of Andrei Zvyagintsev are powerful precisely because of this.

Macron and absolute responsibility

By Patrice de Beer

If there were one word to characterise these elections, it was crafted by Melenchon and is “dégagisme”, or cleaning-out.

The Coming Conflict with Iran

By John Feffer

Behind all of Trump's boneheaded policies in the Middle East is an unmistakable urge for confrontation with Iran. The nuclear deal that Iran signed with the five permanent members of ...

The Spike in Killings of Mexican Journalists

By Giulia McDonnell Nieto Del Rio

Mexico is the third deadliest place in the world to do journalism — and the U.S. is making things worse.

Arts & Culture

Portraits of Pain

By Geoffrey Heptonstall

"It is in part thanks to Picasso that humanity retains its moral compass even as violence rages in the mouths of elected hypocrites of all persuasions. The importance of Guernica ...

The Desert of Forbidden Art

The Desert of Forbidden Art



Travel Writing

Across the Namibian Desert

Accompanying us each day was the sun's flaming orb, rising each morning and setting each night - an unvarying ball ...

Travel Writing

Istanbul: The City of Four Seasons

"Istanbul is a city defined by water because its parts are separated by water. But the Bosporus is not merely ...

Political Tours

Political Tours