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‘It’s smiles like ours which cause empires to collapse’
By Colin Freeman
After three decades of low-level war, and six weeks of shelling, the chances of multicultural harmony are remote
Iraq finally has the sort of leader the West has hoped for
The British trader on death threats, Shamima Begum and a looming crisis
The militia that’s holding Iraq hostage
President Condé has begun to succumb to African Strongman Syndrome
Kids begging on the streets provide a potentially limitless recruitment pool
Families are scavenging to survive. It’s not quite Somalia – but it isn’t far off
Where will Kherson’s freedom fighters go next?
The West has left Armenia to fend for itself
Why the US assassination of Iran’s top general didn’t spark a war
Pirates of the Caribbean: How Venezuela’s near collapse is causing a crisis on the seas
Macer Gifford: my fight against Isis
Thought-provoking commentary and opinion on politics, books and the arts.