Photo: Moises Saman/Magnum
By Sophie McBain
In 2014, Islamic State fighters murdered thousands of Yazidis and kidnapped many others, mostly women and children. Their desperate relatives are now trying to buy them back.
By Elizabeth Pond
Putin’s war cost Russia its centuries-long shared identity with its neighbour. Now, Kyiv risks betraying the spirit of the Maidan revolution.
By Anoosh Chakelian
We meet evicted inhabitants of Europe’s largest slum, which is being bulldozed by the French authorities.
By John Jenkins
As the civil war rages on, Syria has become a theatre for great-power rivalry, with Russia and Iran turning cynical opportunism into high policy.
Illustration: Ralph Steadman
By Brendan Simms
It would be wrong to hope that either domestic or international checks and balances will constrain Trump abroad. Geopolitically, the result would be unpredictable – at best.
By Shiraz Maher
The Syrian catastrophe has created the worst humanitarian crisis since the end of the Second World War. And the world watches helplessly as Putin and Assad commit war crimes.
By Sophie McBain
In 2015 the government’s Gateway programme offered 750 refugees the chance to resettle in the UK. Our writer followed one family for six months as they made the journey to England. This article won the feature writing prize at the Amnesty Media Awards in November 2016.
Photo: Chris McGrath/Getty Images
By Quentin Somerville
The street-by-street battle against Islamic State for control of Iraq’s second city.
By John Gray
Those optimistically talking about a “soft Brexit” are missing the bigger picture.
By Rowan Williams
Trump’s theatrical politics are a betrayal of the disenfranchised. To move forward, we need better analysis of and investment in local civic activism.