Burhan Wani was a 22-year-old Hizb al-Mujahedin commander. In life, he resuscitated the flagging insurgency. Now, his death has put it on a firm road to revival.
Peter Wilby’s First Thoughts.
The academics behind a study that shows EU migrants make a net contribution to our economy on the positive impact of recent immigrants.
The Labour leader regards his party's commitment to membership as a political strength.
"What about Scotland?"
Rarely has an election elicited a louder national cry of “meh”. But there are some important races buried beneath the banality.
The poppy hijabs have become a politically correct way of airing a suspicion that all Muslims are “basically terrorist sympathisers”. The wearing – or not wearing – of a patriotic hijab becomes a shrouded loyalty test.
Germany would sacrifice UK’s EU membership in order not to compromise the EU’s principle of free movement of workers. What are the political implications?
Stalin emerges from Stephen Kotkin’s book as that most frightening of figures – a man of absolute conviction.
The febrile atmosphere of the mid-term elections has turned the response to the disease into a way of playing politics.
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