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Kashmir: The ‘wounded civilisation’ strikes back

August 11, 2019 4:01AM

God knows what novelist V.S. Naipaul really meant half a century ago when he called India “the wounded civilisation” in his travelogue-cum-psychoanalysis book about the …

European elections

June 1, 2019 2:35PM

The best way of describing what happened in the 2019 European Union elections is to say that the choices are getting clearer — and a …

The 'immigrant problem'

April 14, 2019 4:01AM

In a recent survey of potential adult migrants worldwide, 47 million said they would most like to move to Canada. There are only 37 million …

Fact he’s Australian explains a bit

March 20, 2019 4:41PM

Extreme right-wing terrorism, mostly of the “white nationalist” variety, is becoming as big a problem as Islamist terrorism in many places. That’s certainly the case …

Magnetic reversal: No panic

February 10, 2019 4:01AM

For a moment there I thought we had a new global threat to deal with, alongside the old favourites like climate change, nuclear war and …

Vegetarians, carnivores and technology

January 27, 2019 4:01AM

“Right now, growing cells as meat instead of animals is a very expensive process,” said Yaakov Nahmias, founder and chief scientist of Israel-based start-up Future …

Interstellar flight

December 30, 2018 4:01AM

Want to be cheered up at the end of this benighted year? OK, how’s this? It’s starting to look like interstellar travel may be possible …

South-East Asian fall?

August 4, 2018 2:00PM

A quarter-century before the Arab Spring of 2011, there was a democratic spring in South-East Asia: the Philippines in 1986, Burma in 1988, Thailand in …

Non-linear climate events

May 27, 2018 4:01AM

Here are two interesting facts. One is that the winter temperatures in the Arctic this year were the highest ever recorded. On two days in …

Anger, despair could see Italy go with nationalists

March 3, 2018 10:52AM

Just one month before Italy’s national elections on March 4, Luca Miniero’s satirical movie Sono Tornato (I’m Back) hit the screens all over the country. …

(Not quite universal) basic income

April 30, 2017 9:01AM

IN Switzerland last June, they had a referendum on a universal basic income that would have given each adult Swiss citizen $2,500 per month. It …

Nice, safe

March 24, 2017 3:05PM

Re: Joining the ranks of war criminals? March 23 letter. That’s right Bob, who needs friends, let’s cut our ties with the USA, we live …

Venezuela and Saudi Arabia: Sharing wealth

June 25, 2016 8:42AM

On Monday, hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans began the time-consuming process of validating their signatures on a petition demanding a recall referendum on the elected …

Terrorists a lethal nuisance

March 26, 2016 1:48PM

Belgium may be a boring country, but it still seems extreme for a Belgian politician to say that the country is now living through its …

Zika virus: don’t panic

February 6, 2016 8:25AM

Zika, the mosquito-borne virus spreading through the Americas that has been linked to thousands of babies born with underdeveloped brains (microcephaly), is just the latest …

Poland — backsliding furiously

January 9, 2016 9:22AM

Lech Walesa, a national hero 26 years ago for his role in ending Communist rule in Poland as the leader of Solidarity, has little political …

A choice at last for Israelis?

January 7, 2015 11:21AM

Binyamin Netanyahu, “Bibi” to both his friends and his ever-growing list of enemies, is running for a fourth term as the prime minister of Israel. …