Sophie McBain is a freelance writer based in Cairo. She was previously an assistant editor at the New Statesman. She is on Twitter as @SEMcBain.

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28 January 2014
Women let down by society.
23 January 2014
Global inequality in numbers.
23 January 2014
Focus first on wealth: O’Neill argues that, in countries with the right conditions, the will to develop is the...
International Politics
22 January 2014
Ambitious and dogged.
Middle East
21 January 2014
Crimes against humanity.
Art and Design
16 January 2014
Shock treatment.
Middle East
15 January 2014
But they will vote yes.
03 January 2014
Not just a problem for rich countries.
Middle East
02 January 2014
Serious failings.
19 December 2013
Simon Walker sounds almost apologetic as he leads me through the marble lobby of the Institute of Directors; one of his...
World Affairs
18 December 2013
211 in prison.
World Affairs
18 December 2013
Women’s rights in Afghanistan.
16 December 2013
The highs and lows of being Santa.
Tax and spending
16 December 2013
Ireland tops the list.