The political situation in Iran may not be as bleak as the election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad suggested, argues Imran Shafi.
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Fences are marching across the Patagonian wilderness, displacing indigenous peoples and turning pure water into private property. Tomás Bril Mascarenhas reports on another conquest, this time by foreign investors.
India is pressing ahead with the most ambitious dam-building programme ever conceived. Rainer Hoerig sees trouble ahead.
The idea of empire has certainly made a comeback at both ends of the political spectrum. Richard Swift guides us through the troubled water from Hardt & Negri right through to Niall Ferguson – with a bit of graphic help from Polyp.
The bleak story of tiny children used as camel jockeys in the United Arab Emirates, told in photographs by Daoud Khan.
The furore over the Danish cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad should teach us some important lessons about the new global culture, according to Sharif Gemie.
The ghost of Descartes appears to John Gough during the trial of British Greenpeace activists.
What is happiness? John F Schumaker argues our socio-economic system is designed to spew out citizens eternally in search of satisfaction.
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Jean Baptiste Kayigama describes how he survived the genocide in Rwanda.