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  • Islamic State: it’s not about the West

    In Kuwait two hours later, Fahd Suleiman Abdulmohsen al-Qaba’a, a Saudi citizen, entered a Shia mosque and detonated a bomb that killed at least ...

  • The walking dead

    He was talking about the Sixth Extinction, the huge loss of species that is underway right now. It has been discussed in public before, of ...

  • Waterloo: fall of a superpower

    It was a very big battle, after all, and it would be a century before Europe saw war on that scale again. But did the events of June 18, 1815, ...

  • Turkey at a crossroads

    The defeat of President Tayyip Recep Erdogan’s AK Party does open that prospect, although translating it into reality will be very difficult. But ...

  • Syria: Last Chance Saloon

    Even so, Islamic State is not going to take much more of Iraq. What it doesn’t already hold is either Shia or just not Arab at all (Kurdistan), ...

  • Burundi and term limits

    “I hope they won’t kill us,”said the coup leader, Major-Gen. Godefroid Niyombare. But like much else in Burundi, that remains up in the ...

  • More knee-jerk reactions to terrorism

    Last week, the French government passed a new bill through the National Assembly that vastly expanded the powers of the country’s intelligence ...

  • India’s nipping at China’s heels

    People even talk about the 21st century as “China’s century,” just as they called the 20th century the American Century. But it may turn out to ...

  • Name that terrorist group

    So here’s a guide you can stick on your wall.In the beginning there was al-Qaida, starting in about 1989. There were lots of other terrorist ...

  • Half a Titanic and very few care

    That’s what happened last weekend off the Libyan coast, where a boat filled with at least 700 refugees overturned when the people aboard spotted ...