In this week’s magazine
Is Christianity doomed in the Middle East?
23 - 29 January
Gerard Russell argues that Islamic extremism, civil war, violence and economics are driving Christians from the Middle East
Matthew Engel on the art of political betting
The Webb Trust Essay: the 2014 winner, Adam Ludlow, asks how business can reduce poverty
Philip Maughan explores E M Forster’s “unfilmable” work
Helen Lewis interviews Alex Garland, the writer and director of Ex Machina
David Reynolds on the return of big history
Robert Webb on the posthumously published memoir by Kate Gross
John Simpson on the upcoming Nigerian elections and Boko Haram
The Diary this week comes from the French ambassador to the UK, Sylvie Bermann, who writes on life after the Paris attacks
The Politics Column: George Eaton argues that clear differences exist between Labour and the Tories – despite the claim that they are “the same”
Michael Brooks: could ketamine stop suicides?