After six years of war, Syria’s moderate rebels are broken and marginalised. And now, as Bashar al-Assad has wished for so long, al-Qaeda extremists are leading the insurgency.
The resilience of the right in Europe and the Anglosphere.
How much better would our politics be if this question was settled, once and for all?
Cameron needs a better plan for Syria than mere party-politicking, says Ian Lucas.
A review of Ian Kershaw and Heinrich August Winkler’s accounts of Europe’s “age of catastrophe”, 1914-49.
New statues and memorabilia are appearing, as Russians overlook the terror to hark back to a perceived era of order and national safety.
There is something unsettling about the western media’s fascination with North Korea, as these two books reveal.
Robert Bringhurst and the rediscovery of the Haida mythtellers.
At that time we did talk about the occupation of Ireland. Now we have to pretend we didn’t and it’s all the jolly UK and thank you, England for the peace process.
In a new wave of repression under the Sisi regime, Egyptians are being forcibly disappeared.
Amid declining numbers of storytellers, veteran performer Ahmed Ezzarghani's ambition is to rescue Morocco's thousand-year-old tradition of storytelling from the era of technology.
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