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Inside the mind of the mediator

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...

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NI 515 - Making peace in a world at war - September, 2018
The funeral in April 2017 of indigenous leader Gerson Acosta, among the hundreds killed since the peace deal of 2016.Photo: Mads Nissen / Panos

The slow and bloody road to justice

Colombia’s peace deal promised the return of stolen lands. But it isn’t so easy to achieve, Mira Galanova discovers.

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NI 515 - Making peace in a world at war - September, 2018
Special relationship: Turkish President Recep Erdoğan and his wife are welcomed to Mogadishu by then-President of Somalia, Sheikh Mohamoud in 2016.Photo: Kaylan Ozer Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

How Turkey is winning hearts and minds

In 2011, Western donors sat back while 250,000 Somalis died of starvation. Then Turkey stepped in. Jamal Osman reports on the rise of aid from the Muslim world.

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NI 511 - Humanitarianism under attack - April, 2018
Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Are we all terrorists?

Activist Scott Weinstein dances with the terrorist label and finds it a fickle partner.

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NI 508 - Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent - December, 2017

The dangerous dignity of war

Mark Engler asks why it only takes a bit of a bomb-dropping and sabre-rattling to rally the reporters and bestow a presidential aura on our leaders.

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NI 507 - Humans vs robots - November, 2017

Mixed Media: Books

This month, we review The White Book, by Han Kang; Red Famine, by Anne Applebaum; The Rage, by Julia Ebner and The City Always Wins by Omar Robert Hamilton.

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NI 507 - Humans vs robots - November, 2017
Balfour declaration – an overdue apology

Balfour declaration – an overdue apology

The Balfour Declaration was a 67-word statement penned by Foreign Secretary Lord Balfour to Lord Rothschild, a leader of the British Jewish community. Lydia Noon reports

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NI 506 - Brazil's soft coup - October, 2017
Arun Ghandi.Photo: Dimitri Koutsomytis

‘When people are tired of exploitation, they resort to violence’

Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson, Arun Gandhi, speaks to Danielle Batist about technology, Trump, and anger as a gift.

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NI 506 - Brazil's soft coup - October, 2017
Nesrîn Abdullah, left, with Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Amina Osse.Photo: Rahila Gupta

Military fatigues and floral scarves

Rahila Gupta meets women fighters in Rojava who are leading the charge towards a radical democracy.

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NI 492 - Technology justice - May, 2016

Holding the line against ISIS

Cultural resistance comes at a terrible cost, reports Emad Al Sharaa.

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NI 488 - 10 economic myths - December, 2015
Red alert: David Cameron in Algiers with Algerian prime minister Abdelmalek Sellal.Stefan Rousseau / PA Wire

Algerian gas plant terror: the real story

Used to justify Western military in North Africa, we have not been told the truth about the Tiguentourine attack reveals Jeremy Keenan.

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NI 461 - Demolition job - April, 2013
Lady Justice is a familiar London landmark – but justice for those accused of terrorism offences is not so easily found.James Cridland under a CC Licence

Abu Qatada: when the net tightens on justice

Britain's counter-terrorism policy is undermining the rule of law, argues Simon Crowther.

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NI 453 - Protection racket - June, 2012
Under attack:
members of the
Peshawar Press Club,
December 2009.Mohammad Iqbal / AP / Press Association Images

A treacherous occupation

Pakistan is the deadliest country to be a journalist, as Manzoor Ali knows only too well.

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NI 452 - Mental health - May, 2012
Gone for soldiers David Cheskin / PA Wire

Gone for soldiers

The reality of conflict, from World War One to Afghanistan, has had a terrible impact on Joe Glenton and his family.

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NI 452 - Mental health - May, 2012
Tarnac and the Echoes

Tarnac and the Echoes

L’affaire Tarnac is a story little-followed outside of France. Horatio Morpurgo tracks down the collective – whose members have been accused by the police of terrorist activity – and explains why we should all be paying more attention.

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NI 428 - Welcome to Copenhagen! - December, 2009
World of counterterror

World of counterterror

A snapshot of the continuing spread of counterterrorist measures – real and unreal.

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NI 427 - Terror takeover - November, 2009
Action on Counterterrorism

Action on Counterterrorism

A poem by Hubert Moore + ACTION directory.

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NI 427 - Terror takeover - November, 2009
And justice for all?

And justice for all?

Ajit Sahi’s account of the scandalous record of the Indian State.

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NI 427 - Terror takeover - November, 2009
*Above*: Julio Vasquez, shortly after being released from captivity, gives a press conference in Radio Cutivalu, the station he was reporting from when he was kidnapped.
*Below*: Father Marco Arana aka The Devil (according to the spies tracking his every move) conducts mass.Photos: (top) JULIO VASQUEZ ARCHIVE, (bottom) S BOYD / QUISCA

The ticking bomb

Peru’s rash of unlikely terrorists. Stephanie Boyd reports.

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NI 427 - Terror takeover - November, 2009
You couldn't make it up Photo by languagesoup.blogspot.com

You couldn't make it up

The lunatic fringe of planet terror.

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NI 427 - Terror takeover - November, 2009
Beyond security theatre

Beyond security theatre

Expert Bruce Schneier argues for security measures that actually work instead of theatrics.

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NI 427 - Terror takeover - November, 2009
US and Pakistani intelligence bigwigs get chummy at a mujahidin training camp in 1987. Note then-Director of the ISI (Inter-Service Intelligence) Major Gen. Hamid Gul (front left) and then-Director of the CIA William Webster (second left).Photo: www.rawa.org

Our terrorists

Islamic fundamentalist militants are the enemies of Israel and Western governments, right? Think again. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed reports in this extended version of the article which appeared in the October 2009 issue.

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NI 426 - Islam in power - October, 2009

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
Making peace in a world at war September, 2018
Making peace in a world at war September, 2018
Humanitarianism under attack April, 2018
Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent December, 2017
Humans vs robots November, 2017
Humans vs robots November, 2017
Brazil's soft coup October, 2017
Brazil's soft coup October, 2017
Technology justice May, 2016
10 economic myths December, 2015
Demolition job April, 2013
Protection racket June, 2012
Mental health May, 2012
Mental health May, 2012
Welcome to Copenhagen! December, 2009
Terror takeover November, 2009
Terror takeover November, 2009
Terror takeover November, 2009
Terror takeover November, 2009
Terror takeover November, 2009
Terror takeover November, 2009
Terror takeover November, 2009
Islam in power October, 2009
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