By Elizabeth Pond
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has destroyed the peace in Europe for a generation.
By Roland Kelts
Roland Kelts wonders whether Japan-style stagnation would really be so bad in the west.
By Owen Jones
The camps in Calais are a small part of one of the great stories of our time – mass migration. What do people in the Jungle think awaits them in Britain?
By Peter Frankopan
The ancient network across central Asia shaped trade and culture for centuries. Now, as its economy slows, China is building a new bridge from east to west.
By Anders Fjellberg
Last winter, two bodies in identical wetsuits were found in Norway and the Netherlands. Police in three countries failed to identify them – and then the trail led to Calais.
By Michael Kenny and Nick Pearce
The Anglosphere has its roots in the Commonwealth tradition. But today’s global world has forged a powerful unofficial alliance.
By Brendan Simms
The critical thing for eurozoners to understand is that the United Kingdom is an exceptional power, not prepared to sacrifice its sovereignty.
By Erica Wagner
The Celtic identity was made, not born.
By Sophie McBain
In a new wave of repression under the Sisi regime, Egyptians are being forcibly disappeared.
By Andrey Hussey
In the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo shooting, we must address France’s long war with its Arabs. Andrew Hussey reports from Paris.
By Ari Shavit
A new wave of violence in Israel and the West Bank shows that without a return to peace talks an all-consuming war is inevitable.
By John Gray
By the time he stands down, David Cameron’s Britain will be neo-Georgian – a country that is, in effect, governed by a coterie of wealthy families competing for power.
By Siobhan Fenton
Even as we move ever further away from the Troubles, military salutes at funerals are revealing sectarian alliances.
By Brendan Simms
European integration was designed to contain Berlin’s power – instead, it has increased it.
By Samira Shackle
Jeremy Seabrook’s The Song of the Shirt goes beyond hand-wringing to create a nuanced portrait of cheap manufacturing.
By Nana Yaa Mensah
Photographs of the 1945 Pan-African Congress in Manchester tell a complex tale of postwar black independence movements.
By Slavoj Žižek
How fragile the belief of an Islamist must be if he feels threatened by a stupid caricature in a weekly satirical newspaper, says the Slovenian philosopher.
By Anoosh Chakelian
The global activity around the Armenian genocide centenary is unprecedented – reality TV stars, western lawyers, Turkish intellectuals, metalheads and the Pope have all spoken out. But has this brought international recognition any closer?
By Molly Scott Cato
We mustn’t forget the lessons of the Second World War in the face of today’s refugee crisis, says Molly Scott Cato.
By Lauren Razavi
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.
By Samira Shackle
Hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees have fled Al-Shabab across the border. But in Kenya, they face racial profiling, police searches and the constant threat of repatriation.
By Margaret Atwood
Robert Bringhurst and the rediscovery of the Haida mythtellers.
By Jojo Sakurai
Italy’s prime minister – “Europe’s last Blairite” – vowed to take on vested interests and smash open the economy. Can he still succeed?