New Internationalist


Refugees are welcome here – seize the moment!

Compassion for refugees is spreading across Europe. Could it lead to a saner ‘open borders’ policy? asks Vanessa Baird.

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The dark side of the United Arab Emirates

Beneath a veneer of respectability sits an authoritarian monarchy with little concern for human rights, says Andrew Smith.

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Crisis and the politics of neglect

Disasters and emergencies are brutal in their exposure of who matters and who doesn’t, argues Rich Mallett.

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How Britain helped create this refugee crisis

John Hilary says foreign policy failings have led to the large-scale migration.

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A heart-warming response to the refugee crisis

Mari Marcel Thekaekara finds a ray of sunshine in an email from a friend.

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Why should we be grateful for the Pope’s small mercy?

Kate Smurthwaite is underwhelmed by the one-off opportunity for women to be forgiven their abortions. 

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A fickle peace in South Sudan

Moses Wasamu on why the new peace agreement is an unsustainable deal.

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The Left takes a back seat in Sri Lanka

Lasanda Kurukulasuriya reports on a disappointing outcome for leftwing parties in the recent elections.

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The forgotten victims of domestic violence

Beulah Devaney looks at a system that’s failing to protect.

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Where climate change and the church come together

Faith, justice and the arts collide at the annual Greenbelt festival, as Joe Ware discovers.

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Requiem for the refugee

An encounter with an elderly Tamil man far from home in Malaysia puts Mari Marcel Thekaekara in a pensive mood.

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