A massive freight train from China, dubbed the ‘East Wind’, arrives in Barking, London. A courier of thousands of cheap Chinese goods, it is also marks changing times for global trade.
Somalis are returning from exile to help rebuild Mogadishu, but continue to face the threat of violence and an impenetrable bureaucracy.
Two Eritrean pilots are reported to have defected to Ethiopia. Martin Plaut investigates what truth there is to the story.
A look at the contentious Indus Waters Treaty to discuss the recent tensions between India and Pakistan over water sharing following the Uri attack.
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?
Disputing theories which predicted the demise of nationalism, director of CERI Sciences Po, Alain Dieckhoff dissects the future of the modern nation-state.
France’s burkini ban reveals a broader trend within Europe, where an entitlement to feel ‘comfortable’ takes precedence over Muslim women’s right to veil.
Burundi’s President Nkurunziza continues to preside over human rights abuses, regional isolation, and increasingly militant protests against his rule.
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.
A new report charges lapis lazuli smugglers with funding the Taliban and ISIS in Afghanistan. But traders should not be scapegoated, argues Magnus Marsden.