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How do you re-tell a memoir? Sunila Galappatti explains the process of working with the LTTE’s highest-ranking prisoner in order to tell his story.

21.07.16 | Christopher L. Elliott
The Chilcot Report – An Assessment

Chilcot’s report into the Iraq war, seven years in the making, was worth the wait, explains retired Major General Christopher Elliott.

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi meeting the King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, at the Royal Court, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on April 03, 2016.

There are several reasons why the Saudis will struggle to be an uncontested regional power in the Arab world. At the heart of their unsuccessful bid to lead, inspire, defend and cool down the Arab hot spots is the archaicaaa

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America has not only failed to learn the lessons of Europe’s disastrous colonisation of the Middle East, it is actively repeating the Old World’s mistakes

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An interview with Ariel Colonomos on the political economy of predicting the future.

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31.05.16 | Sunila Galappatti Ajith Boyagoda
A Long Watch: The Capture of Commodore Boyagoda

Commodore Ajith Boyagoda of the Sri Lankan Navy became the Tamil Tigers’ highest-ranking captive, held for eight years at the height of the civil war.

18 May 1944

18 May is the anniversary of the 1944 mass deportations of Crimean Tatars. Brian Glyn Williams, in ‘The Crimean Tatars’ explains their history and plight.

A natural salesman, the boy displays a collection of his finest Afghan carpets against the stunning backdrop of the Pamir Mountains.
15.04.16 | Magnus Marsden
Actually Existing Silk Roads

Western efforts to implement a ‘New Silk Road’ to bring stability and prosperity to Afghanistan are doomed to failure, ignoring as they do the myriad Actually Existing Silk Roads that Afghan traders have informally built, argues Magnus Marsden.

Author: Magharebia
01.04.16 | Rasmus Alenius Boserup Luis Martinez
From Opacity to Complexity: The resilience of the Algerian state

Luis Martinez and Rasmus Alenius Boserup, editors of Algeria Modern, explain how the Algerian state has weathered the Arab Spring and domestic unrest.


A new study suggests that European governments may have deliberately allowed hundreds of thousands of migrants to cross their borders to provide a source of cheap labour.

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In a world of low oil prices, local content can make petro-development more realistic for African oil and gas producers, not less.

Author: Ibrahem Qasim

Collateral damage is neither actively sanctioned nor a war crime, and this uncertainty means the perpetrators hold no responsibility to the victims.