A United Nations resolution calling for a 30-day ceasefire across Syria, agreed on 24 February, has proved meaningless.
Is the new generation of diplomats committed to traditional forms of statecraft: patient negotiation, coalition-building, strategic vision?
Xi occupies the leadership at a time when the struggle of the past seven decades is coming to fruition.
The Conservative MP on Donald Trump, Brexit, and what to do to help the health service.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
The author of Enlightenment Now defends himself from charges of utopianism.
Jeremy Corbyn deserves to be assessed as a potential prime minister.
For all that social media can be a cesspit, it has also enabled women’s anger to creep past our cultural gatekeepers.
What would we stomach paying for separately and explicitly that currently comes bundled as a “free” public service?
A fudge is the only answer to this insurmountable problem.
The Labour leader has realised that he actually does want to be prime minister.
Jeremy Corbyn could not have remade the Labour Party witout a coterie of strategies, allies and ideologues. So who are they – and what do they want?
From striking coffin portraits to boldly erotic statues, the art of the Romans and Greeks tells us compelling stories about how they lived, died, and loved.
The idea of Skin in the Game is straightforward. People who make decisions ought to be exposed to the consequences if they are wrong.
Each chapter of David Pilling’s book begins with a wearily cheery anecdote.
On the surface Crace’s language seems for the most part unadorned, but the adornment here is in the melody of the prose.
The book terminates at the 200-page mark, just as the band receive their first hysterical reviews.
Sight would have been a stunning realist novel in its own right, without all the additional historical material.
“I was always utterly elsewhere,” writes Mangnan, as she navigates Harry Potter, Goodnight Mister Tom and The Hungry Caterpillar.
By the 1860s Dostoevsky had been orphaned, imprisoned, conscripted and widowed. Lumbered with debts and immersed in the nihilism of St Petersburg, he set about developing the “psychological account of a crime”.
Embarrassed by her “trivial” career, Hedy Lamarr set about inventing technology to defeat the Nazis in WWII.
Ralph, a serial rapist and murderer of children, chattily soliloquises about the corpses and torture-porn videos stored in his lock-up garage.
The vibrant style and intelligent characterisation is typical of its Chilean director, Sebastián Lelio.
The series’s star, Irish actor Andrew Scott, might just be the 21st century’s Peter Lorre.
The series, fronted by Schama, Mary Beard and David Olusoga, is more diverse and relativist than its predecessor.
They weren’t exactly Doc Martens: they were vegan Doc Martens.
There are hundreds of different rashes, each with tell-tale signs that, with careful observation, can lead clinicians to a diagnosis.
For the rest – why not think less about what you eat, and more about why?
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