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The month's archives - 2020/07 / perspective
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Britain's Labour party has refused to unequivocally condemn Israel's bombing of Gaza while the Tory right has used the war to stoke domestic divisions. - 2024/05 / article
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The International Court of Justice has ordered Israel to take ‘all measures within its power' to prevent genocide and further bloodshed in its military operation in Gaza. The case was brought by South Africa. - 2024/02 / article
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[l] at 7/10/24 7:53am
The election of Masoud Pezeshkian, portrayed by the government as a ‘reformist', has to some extent pacified Iranians and the Mahsa protests, but this effect remains limited. - Outside in / Comment
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[l] at 7/7/24 4:00pm
In January 2015, just before the massive demonstrations in solidarity with murdered Charlie Hebdo journalists, cartoonist Luz wondered, ‘In a year, what will remain of this progressive impulse for freedom of expression?' - 2024/06 / article
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[l] at 7/1/24 12:29pm
Giorgia Meloni strengthened her party's position in the recent EU election. That's more bad news for Italy's cultural sector, where top jobs are going to political figures eager to rewrite the country's past. - 2024/07 / article
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Anyone with a smartphone can shoot video. In France, police violence at demonstrations motivated a wave of citizen journalists to document scenes of brutality that the mainstream media will pay for. - 2024/07 / article
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[l] at 7/1/24 12:29pm
Downsizing, outsourcing – instead of properly funded and researched reporting, ‘content' is churned out to chase clicks. - 2024/07 / article
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The West badly over-estimated the impact of its sanctions on Russia after it invaded Ukraine. Perversely, sanctions have functioned as a kind of externally imposed protectionism and boosted Russia's growth. - 2024/07 / article
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A century ago, a dying Ottoman empire sought to renew itself by exterminating its Armenian population. This attempt at nation-building through violence has parallels with Israel's current assault on Gaza - 2024/07 / article
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Polish lawyer Raphael Lemkin coined the term ‘genocide' in his book Axis Rule in Occupied Europe. The year was 1944, and the world was beginning to grasp the scale and nature of Nazi ‘exterminationism'. The compounds that make up the word genocide come from the Greek word genos, meaning ‘race' or ‘tribe', and ‘-cide' from the Latin caedere, meaning ‘to slaughter, to kill'. It was elevated to an international war crime by the UN General Assembly in 1946. The UN Convention on the Prevention and (...) - 2024/07 / article, 2024/07 gaza
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The war in Gaza has taken international law into uncharted territory: with charges of genocide against a democratic state and of war crimes against its prime minister, two competing views of the rule of law. - 2024/07 / article, 2024/07 gaza
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After Western troops left almost two years ago, Afghan assets were frozen and foreign aid dried up. The Taliban have prioritised international recognition over good governance and running a functional state. - 2024/07 / article
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UN secretary-general António Guterres conceived the upcoming Summit of the Future as an opportunity for visionary thinking about our global future. But member states have far more pressing concerns. - 2024/07 / article
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In her first term, Ursula von der Leyen enhanced the status and influence of the EU presidency, making her one of the most powerful politicians in Europe. What will she do with that power now? - 2024/07 / article
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The widening chasm in French politics is less between thriving cities and struggling countryside than between those doing well and those who feel the state only makes their lives harder. - 2024/07 / article
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Macron likes to cut an imposing figure on the international stage, but his foreign policy is littered with misadventures. - 2024/07 / article, 2024/07 French parliamentary election
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Emmanuel Macron's snap election aimed to raise fears of a far-right victory to shock the electorate back into line. A dangerous gamble when so many voters feel only the RN cares about their problems. - 2024/07 / article, 2024/07 French parliamentary election
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Famously, when power last changed hands in the UK in 2010, Labour left the incoming Conservatives a note that read ‘There's no money left'. As a hopeful Keir Starmer prepares to form his new government, what's the state of the nation? - 2024/07 / article
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[l] at 6/27/24 1:58am
The manufacturers Giant, Trek, Scott and Shimano are being scrutinised over debt-bonded workers at manufacturing sites in Asia. When the Tour de France begins on 29 June, star cyclists will risk their health to outshine competitors on steep and winding roads at the world's biggest annual sporting event. Far from the spotlight, factory workers have risked forced labour for years, making bikes and components for Tour team sponsors and suppliers. While the Tour de France has been marred by (...) - Outside in / Comment
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[l] at 6/24/24 4:00pm
ISIS may have been defeated by an international coalition in 2019, but it's far from a spent force. It's making a speciality of exploiting weak regimes and unresolved conflicts. - 2024/03 / article
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[l] at 6/9/24 4:00pm
A speech by Kim Jong-un this January seen to directly threaten South Korea is causing anxiety in the West. But analysts haven't taken into account the views of other parties to this conflict. - 2024/06 / article

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