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11.06.15 | Jean-Pierre Filiu
The End of Middle East Transparent Tony

Tony Blair was representing all of us in the Middle East and his shameful performance is and remains a collective embarrassment, writes Jean-Pierre Filiu.

15.05.15 | Kama Maclean
Bhagat Singh’s Revolutionary Scruples

The FIR report registered against Tushar Gandhi following comments made about Bhagat Singh reveal the extent of the following that Singh now commands. But despite his epic popularity, his life and death are yet to be fully incorporated into accounts of mainstream Indian nationalism.


Young Arabs hint that Saudi Arabia’s repressive and interventionist policies might be punished by future communal Arab revenge

30.04.15 | Nigel Watt
Unrest in Burundi: A Primer

Nigel Watt explains the background to the violent protests and threats of election boycotts in the central African state

Armenian genocide picture
27.04.15 | Vicken Cheterian
Armenians, Turks and a century of genocide

Vicken Cheterian describes the terrible legacy for the entire region of the Armenian genocide and the consequences of its continued denial by Turkey

23.04.15 | Matthew Carr
Militarising Europe’s Migrant Crisis

Military efforts to repel migrants will lead to confusion and human rights infringements

Gallipoli image
23.04.15 | Kristian Coates Ulrichsen
Remembering Gallipoli

The centenary of the Gallipoli Campaign provides an opportunity to remember its important role in several nation-building narratives.

07.04.15 | Virginia Comolli
Nigeria’s Unlikely Election: The Road Ahead

The 2015 presidential elections were a truly historic moment for Nigeria. Here are some of the challenges that lie ahead for president-elect Buhari.

24.03.15 | Bente Scheller
Forget Assad

If you cannot overthrow the tyrant, co-operate with him. After four disastrous years in Syria this seems to be the conclusion the international community has arrived at.

18.03.15 | Laurent Gayer
Karachi: Operation MQM?

On 11 March 2015, hooded paramilitaries raided ‘Nine Zero’, the headquarters of Karachi’s largest political party, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM).


Does technology kill distance? So often we hear it. The cumulative message of our news cycle, of debate about foreign and defence policy, is the fear that the global spread of ideas, capital, weapons and people makes our world ever more dangerous.

Rana Plaza, Dhaka, Bangladesh
09.03.15 | Jeremy Seabrook
Dhaka – A Temporary Settlement

The death of more than 1,100 people in the building collapse on the edge of Dhaka in April 2013 was a story of such appalling contempt for human life that it must rank among the most callous in the brutal history of industrialism.