Politicians of both Left and Right continue to march behind the banners of meritocracy and equality of opportunity as if this were all that is needed to achieve a fair society. But rewarding people for their ‘merit’ may be creating a new class system based on arrogant, insensitive winners and angry, desperate losers, writes Peter Adamson.
Some 70,000 Palestinian workers pass through Israeli checkpoints every day. The process, which can take several hours, is disorganized and conditions overcrowded. Those without proper permits often attempt the crossing via gaps in the Israeli wall and mountain routes along the Green Line and run the risk of being arrested or even shot at by Israeli forces. Words & photography by Anne Paq / Active Stills
The brutal gang rape and murder of Jyoti Singh in 2012 shone a blistering light on sexual violence as a staggeringly common occurrence in India. Author Sohaila Abdulali explains how, despite the case’s global coverage, the conversation about rape has only just begun.
After 20 years of brutal civil war, the rulers of Arcadia and the rebels are ready to consider laying down arms. The mediation team needs a leader and – for some reason – your name is chosen. Do you have what it takes? Take our quiz to find out...
Unusually, victims testified directly at the Havana peace talks between FARC guerrillas and the government. Maria Eugenia Cruz Alarcón, one of the first to bear witness, explains why she will defend Colombia’s peace agreement – at all costs.
From occupied Palestine to Scottish high schools, people across the world are challenging the warmongers. We profile eight extraordinary women and men on the peace frontline. Words: Hazel Healy and Louisa Waugh. Illustrations: Olivier Kugler.
If the global financial crisis symbolized the decline of the West, it also signalled that the future belongs to China – a superpower that ‘understands’ the developing world better than the US, IMF or World Bank, according to Martin Jacques.
China’s dazzlingly ambitious international investment programme – the Belt and Road Initiative – is well under way, with designs to bring infrastructure to half the planet. Wayne Ellwood on the scale of this juggernaut and its economic and political ramifications.
|Article title||From magazine||Publication date|
|The merit trap||Making peace in a world at war||September, 2018|
|‘This is not a life’||Making peace in a world at war||September, 2018|
|Our bodies, our rights||Making peace in a world at war||September, 2018|
|What rape tells us about society||Making peace in a world at war||September, 2018|
|Diplomats – who needs them?||Making peace in a world at war||September, 2018|
|The rise and fall of Patrice Lumumba||Making peace in a world at war||September, 2018|
|Inside the mind of the mediator||Making peace in a world at war||September, 2018|
|‘We can’t stop now’||Making peace in a world at war||September, 2018|
|The slow and bloody road to justice||Making peace in a world at war||September, 2018|
|War Machine - The Facts||Making peace in a world at war||September, 2018|
|Meet the peacemakers||Making peace in a world at war||September, 2018|
|10 routes to peace||Making peace in a world at war||September, 2018|
|Out of the ruins||Making peace in a world at war||September, 2018|
|Against their will||The next financial crisis||July, 2018|
|The interveners||The next financial crisis||July, 2018|
|Inside the post-truth laboratory||The next financial crisis||July, 2018|
|Home sweet home||The next financial crisis||July, 2018|
|War of words||The next financial crisis||July, 2018|
|China: a post-neoliberal order?||The next financial crisis||July, 2018|
|The next financial crisis||The next financial crisis||July, 2018|
|The carbon bubble||The next financial crisis||July, 2018|
|When the world almost ended||The next financial crisis||July, 2018|
|‘I stopped demanding a reaction a long time ago’||A better media is possible||June, 2018|
|One belt, one road||A better media is possible||June, 2018|