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The U.S. Is Betraying the Kurds — Again

By Adil E. Shamoo

Turkey is offering Washington a fig leaf of cooperation against the Islamic State, but it’s turning all its firepower against the most effective anti-ISIS fighters in the region – the Kurds.


Arms sales to Egypt: rhetoric overtakes reality

By Andrew Smith

It is impossible to show solidarity with the people of Egypt while arming and supporting the tyranny oppressing them, but this is the hypocrisy at the heart of western foreign ...

Europe’s refugee crisis: bridges, not fences

By Françoise Sivignon - Janice Hughes

Dr Françoise Sivignon, President of Médecins du Monde France and Janice Hughes, President of Doctors of the World UK on the current refugee crisis in Europe.

Leviathan comes to Beijing

By Kerry Brown

Kerry Brown, professor of Chinese politics and director of the China Studies Centre at the University of Sydney asks: What is the Communist Party of China? How can its true ...

Africa at a fork in the road

By Ernesto Zedillo

Director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization and ex-President of Mexico, Ernesto Zedillo, introduces an eBook he co-edited that illustrates some of the ambitious steps needed to ...

Arts & Culture

The idea of Europe in its coffee houses

By George Steiner

Those wishing to meet Freud or Musil, knew precisely in which café to look... When the lights go out in Europe, in August 1914, Jaurès is assassinated in a café. ...

The Desert of Forbidden Art

The Desert of Forbidden Art



Travel Writing

The White Temple of Chiang Rai

The artist Chalermchai Kositpipat has dedicated himself to creating an offering to Lord Buddha, in the Thai City of Chiang ...

Travel Writing

​Verdun, France and Europe

'During the time that the battle of Verdun raged, the dead from both sides equalled almost the entire losses ...

Political Tours

Political Tours