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Since 2001, the price of the war in Afghanistan has been steep: over $1 trillion spent and 20,000 US military casualties, not to mention the tens of thousands of Afghans who have been …

In today’s world, cities grow seemingly limitless, and an ever-increasing number of people live in huge metropolitan areas. Our transportation systems are not able to process such challenges and regularly stand on the …

“If you choose the status quo, millions of Yemeni children will die. This may seem dramatic, but watching a child starve to death is dramatic.” Iona Craig speaking in Parliament at Yemen Day …

At the centre of London lies a paradox. The world’s financial capital is the centre of a monetary union to which it does not belong. Much of the business done in the City …

Asia

In his essay Politics and the English Language, George Orwell diagnosed the problem of Modern English as the following: “It becomes ugly and inaccurate because our thoughts are foolish, but the …

With nearly 900 million monthly users, China’s powerhouse super app – WeChat (微信)– has access to an unprecedented amount of social, financial, political, and personal data. Since its government-backed conception in …

“I cannot stay silent and I cannot live while the remnants of the Polish Jewry are dying.” – Szmul Zygielbojm, 1943 According to the Genocide Convention, genocide means “acts committed …

Europe

The international agenda was quite intense for the French president in his very first months in office. A NATO summit, the G7, bilateral meetings with foreign state leaders at home …

The man finishes off his speech with a rebellious call: “For today, long live the Republic! For tomorrow, long live the left!” What he did not mean: long live the …

The Catalan elections on Thursday produced an expected result in an atypical election. The liberal anti-independence party Ciudadanos won the most representatives but the combined vote share of the pro-independence …

Middle East

On 2 December, a powerful airstrike hit a Syrian military base in the city of Al-Kiswa, 13 kilometres south of Damascus. The strike went unclaimed but almost immediately after, the Israeli …

“People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election.” In The Iraq Inquiry II, we focused on the downfall of the Coalition Provisional …

Osama Bin Laden’s son Hamza is being readied for a promotion to the senior ranks of al-Qaeda. That is according to recent US intelligence reports which have elevated Hamza Bin …

Americas

In a report published in 2016, Human Rights Watch reported that police in the state of Rio de Janeiro had killed more than 8,000 people in the last decade. This …

On 27 November, the President of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto led an event at Los Pinos, the presidential residence and office. There, he publicly accepted the resignation of the Minister …

Once again, Senate Republicans are proving that it is they, and not President Trump, who should wear the crown of most incompetent in American politics. In the biggest change to …

Africa

Finally. The change in leadership the people of Zimbabwe have craved for decades is almost here. Strongman Robert Mugabe heads for the exit after nearly four decades in power, apparently …

In the Nuba Mountains, a people hold out against genocide.  An unreported war rages in the south of Sudan. In the Nuba Mountains of South Kordofan province, the black African …

Saturday’s attack in Mogadishu was the deadliest terrorist attack in Somalia’s history as well as one of the deadliest terrorist attacks anywhere in the world for many years. At least …
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