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The month's archives. - 2024/04 / perspective
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Despite unprecedented Western military aid, Ukraine's counteroffensive has failed. Kyiv fears Russian neo-imperialism; history reveals other dynamics. - 2024/01 / article
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By glorifying the land and peasantry, and exploiting a feeling of having been left behind, the far right has been able to establish itself in rural areas. But its language should not obscure the root causes of farmers' anger and the devastation of the countryside. - 2024/03 / article, Exclusive
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It's well known that everything in China is determined at the centre by the autocratic head of the CCP in Beijing, who dreams of global power. The only problem is it's not true. - 2024/03 / article, 2024/03 China
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French schoolchildren are soon to be taught empathy. Managers are coached in how to acquire it. Strikers are blamed for lacking it. How did empathy become such a panacea? - 2024/04 / article
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International investment agreements enable corporations to sue foreign governments for loss of profits. The sums they demand can be so huge that even the threat of a claim is enough to make governments cave in. - 2024/04 / article
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The image of the American gun owner as a MAGA supporter is only partly true. Fierce defenders of the second amendment come from across the political spectrum. - 2024/04 / article
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Russia wants to force Ukraine's surrender. The point at which a Russian withdrawal could be negotiated against security guarantees for Kyiv is past. Stepping up Western involvement is a high-risk strategy. - 2024/04 / article
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When Emmanuel Macron floated the idea of sending troops to fight in Ukraine, his allies quickly ruled it out. International media thought ‘he can't be serious' but French media said ‘bring it on'. - 2024/04 / article
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Zionists took Judaism's core themes, including exile and redemption, and repackaged them as a practical problem that could be solved. - 2024/04 / article
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Amalek in Judaism is Israel's arch enemy. The word originally designated a specific tribe, but has come to mean the incarnation of absolute evil. Esau's grandson Amalek gave his name to the tribe that ambushed the rear guard of the Jewish people, who were recovering in the Sinai desert after the exodus from Egypt. God ordered the Israelites to wage relentless war against Amalek's people for this treachery, and to remember the offence until it was expunged by the conquest of the Promised Land (...) - 2024/04 / box
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Israel's ultranationalists do not distinguish between Hamas and the rest of the Palestinian population – and they use Bible verses to try to justify the mass expulsion of a people. - 2024/04 / article, 2024/04 israel
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In 2021 unprecedented mass protests by Indian farmers forced Narendra Modi to put a radical shakeup of agriculture on hold. Now, with many growers facing financial ruin, the protestors are back. - 2024/04 / article, 2024/04 India
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The Indian economy may now be the world's fifth-largest, but it's still being held back by an inadequately skilled workforce, ponderous bureaucracy and creaking infrastructure. - 2024/04 / article
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It is all about the right political connections that lead to lucrative contracts, harassment of your competitors, advantageous loans – and vast wealth. - 2024/04 / article
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India's diplomatic flexibility is easier to understand when set against two key yardsticks: the hard currency it generates for the private sector and the influence it wins internationally. - 2024/04 / article
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Sources: ‘Economic survey 2022-2023', Indian Ministry of Finance, January 2023; UN, ‘World Urbanization Prospects 2018' - Asia / Map, 2024/04 India

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Population of India: 1,415,000,000 Population of metropolitan Mumbai: 21,700,000 Rural population: 64% Life expectancy: 67 years GDP: $3,420bn World ranking by purchasing power parity: 3rd Population working in informal sector: 80% Average monthly pay in Uttar Pradesh (highest): 20,730 rupees (around $250) Average monthly pay in Sikkim (lowest): 20,730 rupees (around $180) Net worth of Mukesh Ambani, India's richest/world's ninth richest man: $117.5bn Number of languages and dialects (...) - Asia / Map, 2024/04 India

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The India that goes to the polls this month is a markedly less democratic one: Narendra Modi has hollowed out institutions and targeted opponents, all the while sowing inter-ethnic tensions. - 2024/04 / article, 2024/04 India
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It's like a game of spot the difference, but instead of looking for discrepancies between two almost identical pictures, it's about identifying similarities in disparate images. But they're so richly detailed it's always possible to find they have something in common. This game is especially popular in wartime. - 2024/04 / editorial
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In northern Mali the Tuaregs have been fighting for independence since the early 1990s. It's been only war and broken agreements, helped on by jihadist groups, foreign powers and mercenaries. - 2024/04 / article

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