Conservative anti-rights groups, and the failure of rich nations to take responsibility for climate change, threatened to block progress at this year’s women’s rights conference, writes Umyra Ahmad.
Should we give up on multilateralism altogether? Ian Williams gives an honest appraisal of the UN.
Simon Childs on the strengths and limits of far-right co-ordination.
To wipe out mass starvation we must engage with the politics that drive it, argues Alex de Waal.
With mounting corruption charges to his name, Israel’s Prime Minister is benefiting from militarized, brutal distractions in Gaza. Adam Keller writes.
Tina Burrett on Central Asia’s only electoral democracy.
Aisha Dodwell debunks the major myths preventing us from extending free movement to everyone.
Regional media is holding its own against the ‘official version’ put out by the nationals. Could it be a harbinger for change, asks Tina Burrett.
Whether it’s antisemitism or its polar opposite, rarely are Jews seen as ordinary human beings – as flawed and perfect as everyone else. Adam Ma’anit appeals for just such a balance.
From occupied Palestine to Scottish high schools, people across the world are challenging the warmongers. We profiled eight extraordinary people on the peace frontline.
Unloved and under threat from several sides, democracy seems to be in peril. Should it be saved – or helped to change? Vanessa Baird investigates.
The theory of ‘deep adaptation’ is rapidly gaining support. Richard Swift assesses how far, if anywhere, it will take us and what better paths we could go down.
When is it fair to criticize Islam and when is it not?
*Hadani Ditmars* calls for a return to Islam’s spirit of democracy and pluralism.
What’s gone wrong? Why has Islam and its relation with the West become so fraught with violence and mistrust? *Ziauddin Sardar* takes a critical look at the current state of one of the world’s great faiths and charts a way out of a…