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The Blog
demonstrations in aden 1967
23.08.16 | Roger Hardy

The Chilcot report will, at long last, draw lessons from the 2003 Iraq war – which was probably Britain’s worst strategic blunder since Suez in 1956.

12.08.16 | Magnus Marsden

A new report charges lapis lazuli smugglers with funding the Taliban and ISIS in Afghanistan. But traders should not be scapegoated, argues Magnus Marsden.

Kashmiri militant Burhan Wani
01.08.16 | Christopher Snedden

The latest violent uprising in Kashmir in the wake of militant commander Burhan Wani’s death has deep and bitter roots, writes Christopher Snedden.