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Are we walking into a trap set by Islamic State?

Are we walking into a trap set by Islamic State?

Amnesia rules as the war to ‘ultimately destroy’ Islamic State begins. Vanessa Baird seeks alternatives.
PHOTO ESSAY: Looking for Palestine

PHOTO ESSAY: Looking for Palestine

David Brunetti poignantly explores life in a country riddled with death.
The myth of ethical gold

The myth of ethical gold

Certification schemes notwithstanding, clean gold is a bit of a scam, says Stephanie Boyd.
From prying plumbers to snooping social workers

From prying plumbers to snooping social workers

The British government’s latest ‘anti-terror’ tactics are a modern-day McCarthyism. Ylenia Gostoli reports.
‘In Cuba, my books fall apart and vanish’

‘In Cuba, my books fall apart and vanish’

Top novelist Leonardo Padura talks with Vanessa Baird on why his books disappear in Cuba, and his hopes and fears for the country’s future.
‘We are like a wheel: sometimes we are up; sometimes we are down’

‘We are like a wheel: sometimes we are up; sometimes we are down’

Manila’s poorest live in both hope and squalor, finds Paul Roy.

Top stories

PHOTO ESSAY: Looking for Palestine

David Brunetti poignantly explores life in a country riddled with death.

The myth of ethical gold

Certification schemes notwithstanding, clean gold is a bit of a scam, says Stephanie Boyd.

From prying plumbers to snooping social workers

The Prevent anti-terrorism programme is alienating the Muslim community, writes Ylenia Gostoli.

‘In Cuba, my books fall apart and vanish’

Top novelist Leonardo Padura talks with Vanessa Baird on why his books disappear in Cuba, and his hopes and fears for the country’s future.

The truth behind Cambodia’s inequalities

David Hutt looks at a country where gold BMWs are parked next to families living in cardboard houses.

The gold standard is nothing but a shiny distraction

And it offers a false sense of security in an unstable world, says Philip Pilkington.

Sweden faces far-right election gains

Despite anti-fascist protests, Adam Bott fears the Sweden Democrats could double their tally in the general election.

Blogs

Are we walking into a trap set by Islamic State?

Amnesia rules as the war to ‘ultimately destroy’ Islamic State begins. Vanessa Baird seeks alternatives.

‘We are like a wheel: sometimes we are up; sometimes we are down’

Manila’s poorest live in both hope and squalor, finds Paul Roy

No place for slogans as the world remembers 9/11

Who sets the barometer of taste when it comes to memorial merchandise? wonders Hannah Garrard

Poverty isn’t easy to kill

A quarter of Filipinos remain poor. Iris Gonzales visits a programme providing food and hope.

The Western way isn’t always the best way

Development – when forced onto poor countries – is a dangerous concept, argues Amit Singh.

Santa’s helper is a racist caricature

Tensions are running high in Amsterdam following court’s ruling on ‘Black Pete’, writes Beulah Maud Devaney.

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