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28.10.16 | Martin Plaut

Two Eritrean pilots are reported to have defected to Ethiopia. Martin Plaut investigates what truth there is to the story.

11.10.16 | Daniel Haines

A look at the contentious Indus Waters Treaty to discuss the recent tensions between India and Pakistan over water sharing following the Uri attack.

03.10.16 | Dickie Davis David Kilcullen Greg Mills David Spencer

Colombia’s narrow rejection of a historic peace accord with the FARC has cast doubt upon the country’s future. What hope now for peace?