In trying times, poetry can speak our silences and make sense of our pain, says Yahia Lababidi.
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Why haven’t our leaders, itching to get the UN security council to act on Syria, learnt the lessons of UN intervention in Libya?
Chronic malnutrition fails to capture headlines, but is no less devastating for that, says Stefan Simanowitz.
On the eve of a ninth round of UN-sponsored negotiations, Stefan Simanowitz assesses the chances of a resolution of the conflict in Western Sahara.
What would Charles Dickens, born 200 years ago this week, make of Britain’s inequality in the 21st century? wonders David Hewitt.
‘Ethics tzar’ Meredith Alexander explains why she resigned from the London Olympic committee
When is a US troop pullout not a pullout? asks Felicity Arbuthnot.
To mark Australia Day on 26 January, Christoph Behrends talks to Aboriginal rights activist Michael Anderson about past and current struggles.
As the Doomsday Clock moves to five minutes to midnight, Obama’s rhetoric is beginning to seem rather hollow, says Felicity Arbuthnot.
A grim discovery has exposed the military’s abuse of draconian powers in a culture of impunity, says Freny Manecksha.