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Reclaiming “fascist”: the regime that really deserves the term

In 1944, with the Second World War raging around him, George Orwell authored a little known essay entitled “What is fascism?” “If you examine the press,” he writes, “you will find that there is almost...
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The right and left divide in India: Does it exist?

The right/left divide, just like the terms right and left, have not always existed. In fact, they are recent terminologies developed during the French Revolution, where those in favour of changing the system of...
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Asia on alert after North Korea’s hydrogen bomb test

On the morning of Sunday, 3 September, the detection of a 6.3 magnitude earthquake by Chinese seismologists alerted the world to the detonation of North Korea’s latest – its sixth – hydrogen bomb test. The...

Blood and oil: can Angola move out of dos Santos’ shadow?

On 23 August, Angolans went to the polls to vote in a parliamentary election from which President José Eduardo dos Santos was absent from the list of candidates. While it is not unusual for...
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Statues and slavery: the legacy of the Confederacy in the US

The violence perpetrated by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, has reignited debate in the United States surrounding the legacy of the Confederacy, the self-proclaimed nation of eleven Southern US states whose secession precipitated the...

Barcelona attack: not Spain’s first taste of terrorism

Until last week, Spain had been spared the recent spate of jihadi terrorism in Western Europe. Although the Islamic State and its followers had crowed of their ambition to re-conquer al-Andalus, the area of...
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Coordinating the many actors in Antarctica’s fight against climate change

The sublime beauty of Antarctica is on a par with its bone-chilling hostility – the uninhabited continent is the world's coldest, driest and windiest. The facts that describe it are inevitably mind-boggling; its ice...
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FC Akhmat Grozny: The Establishment of a Kadyrov Dynasty

A few months ago, as the Russian Premier League took its annual summer hiatus, one club in Russia’s North Caucasian region was rebranding itself after six decades. Terek Grozny, which had been named after...
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Leeds experiments with legalised prostitution

It is famously one of the world’s oldest professions, existing in one form or another across almost every civilization. Sumerian records dating back to around 2400 BCE refer to it as an occupation, the...

Hungary: can anyone stop Viktor Orban?

In the Hungary of Viktor Orban, driving from Budapest airport to the city centre in July, one’s eyes could not help but be drawn to the billboards lining the road. Some 75% of these...

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Constantine Louloudis: ‘Coaches must give athletes time to think about their future’

Rio 2016 Olympic gold medallist Constantine Louloudis believes that coaches must do more to help athletes prepare for life after sport, echoing comments made...
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The World According to Jericho, 7 September 2018

Editor's Note: Novichok? Not a shock. After six months of prevaricating, London's Metropolitan Police has finally named the two men it believes to have been...

The World According to Jericho, Friday 31 August

Editor's Note: The Scramble for Africa The British are back. Back and humble. That appeared to be Theresa May’s message as she travelled to Africa...