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The war in Yemen: two years old and maturing?

By Helen Lackner in Politics, March 26, 2017

The United Nations has stated that, of the four famines predicted for 2017, Yemen is the worst, with seven million people close to starvation and a further ten million in urgent need.

Send them to Egypt

By Jack Shenker in Politics,

“When Giulio was murdered, it had a profound impact on me and others not just because of the shocking injustice, but also because it tore down the illusions of our own defences” writes Jack Shenker, author of , ‘The Egyptians: A Radical Story’.

Modi marches on amid hope and fear

By L K Sharma in Politics, March 23, 2017

Modi can get away with anything now. His public adores muscular Hinduism, majoritarianism, politicised nationalism and a neo-liberal development model which gives subsidized big corporates big incentives.

Turkey, sick man of Europe, reappears?

By Mehmet Ugur in Politics, March 14, 2017

This is not a call for Europeans to do the work on the Turks’ or Kurds’ behalf – but a call to show solidarity with democratic forces of the country at a critical time.

The Dutch elections – making sense of its fractures

By Markha Valenta in Politics,

It is the dynamic way in which prejudice, fear and material competition reinforce one another that helps to explain the persistent attraction of Wilders.

Trump and Russia: Shortest Reset Ever

By John Feffer in Politics,

In Trump, the Kremlin got what it wanted — an America paralyzed by an incompetent administration at odds with more than half the country’s population.

The truth about London’s killer fog

By Peter Thorsheim in Environment, March 9, 2017

The 1952 fog killed thousands but catalysed action to clean up London’s dirty air, writes Professor Peter Thorsheim, the author of “Inventing Pollution: Coal, Smoke, and Culture in Britain since 1800”.

Uncertain comma Texas

By Tony Curzon Price in Features,

“Uncertain” is a visually stunning and disarmingly funny portrait of the literally and figuratively troubled waters of Uncertain, Texas, a 94-resident town so tucked away “you’ve got to be lost to find it”.

Making America Mediocre Again

By John Feffer in Features, March 6, 2017

As conditions in the U.S. deteriorate, the world will continue to suffer the consequences of U.S. military force — but without the mitigating influences of U.S. foreign aid and diplomacy.

Will Japan Stand in Splendid Isolation?

By Walden Bello in Politics,

Shinzo Abe’s on a road trip to define Japan’s new identity in an era of Trump and Duterte. The Japanese are beginning to realize that being fully sovereign means dealing with headaches for which someone else had to take prime responsibility for over 70 years.