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Can Turkey and Russia resolve their dispute?

Tension is escalating between Moscow and Ankara after the downing of a Russian fighter jet by Turkish forces.

When Closing Civil Society Space Means Killing Human Rights Defenders

Worrying about the reduction of civil society space is all the rage in Washington. Policy pundits present papers at public panel discussions outlining increasingly repressive laws aimed at NGOs. Legislation from Ethiopia to CambodiaShow More Summary

Former Defense Secretary Questions Party’s War Planes

Robert Gates argues against plans from his own Republican Party for war in Syria.

Rustavi 2 centre stage in Georgian political tug of war

We examine the ownership battle currently raging at Georgia's most watched television channel, Rustavi 2.

The sporting drumbeat for war

We examine the use of patriotism in the world of sport and how it can be used to promote war.

Inside the bubble with Obama in Paris

As US president heads to French capital for UN climate summit, his 2008 promise to heal the planet is sure to be broken.

Russia hits back at Turkey by changing Syria 'game'

Moscow's retaliation after Turkey downed its military jet could tie Ankara's hands in Syria.

World rallies for action against climate change

Hundreds of thousands take part in rallies around the globe on the eve of the COP21 climate conference in Paris, calling on leaders to halt climate change

Kenya's Enemy Within

Can a 700km wall along the Kenya-Somalia border stop al-Shabab attacks? We investigate the threat of the armed group.

11/29/15: Carson, McCain, Bush

The latest on the fight against ISIS and the 2016 presidential campaign trail, with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, and others

Reflections on Europeanism, Radical Islam, the Muslims' Task and Slips of the Tongue

Romain Gary's famous distinction between nationalism as hatred for others and patriotism as love for one's own no doubt applies to the prominent display of the French flag. But, by the same token, why not the flag of Europe as well?Show More Summary

Israel suspends EU role in peace process over labelling

Contact with EU institutions to be cut after bloc's decision to label products produced in Israel's illegal settlements.

David Grossman’s love letter to Israel, warts and all

Israeli novelist David Grossman is a face of liberal Zionism around the world. Yet his 2008 novel To the End of the Land fails as a love letter to Israel; it is nationalistic and treats Arabs as animalistic

Focusing on Efficiency in the AIDS Fight

When the United Nations prioritized the fight against HIV in the 2001 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a lack of affordable treatment options meant we could only scale up prevention, treating less than 1% of patients living with the disease. Show More Summary

Saudi firm secures funding for world's tallest building

The 170-storey building in Jeddah will rise to a height of more than one kilometre, surpassing Dubai's Burj Khalifa.

Saudi women begin campaigning in polls for first time

Female candidates begin running for municipal elections due to be held on December 12 after change in kingdom's laws.

EU seeks deal with Turkey to curb refugee crisis

Ankara set to be offered money and closer ties with EU in return for limiting flow of refugees into Europe.

The Lies Parties Tell Themselves

It's easier to blame a candidate than accept that most voters don't agree with your policies.

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