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US: Two Economic Policies Likely to Change With Democrats in Control of House

While a divided Congress will likely mean gridlock, there are two economic policies likely to see significant change: trade and infrastructure.

President Trump, Don’t Forget the United Nations

Redoubling US diplomatic engagement with UN forums allows the US to continue promoting its values while responding to China’s more activist posture in UN deliberations.

Why Does the Latin American Migrant ‘Caravan’ Exist?

A migrant caravan of almost 7,000 people who left Guatemala and Honduras is heading north towards the United States. The reasons they are leaving are complex but involve a U.S.-backed violent history.

After Jair Bolsonaro’s Victory, What’s Next for Brazil?

The far right candidate's election victory left Brazil fragmented.

India’s Counterinsurgency in the Northeast Challenges the Relationship Between Time and Insurgent Success

The waning insurgent theatre in Northeast India proves that New Delhi has both the watches and the time in the ethnically sensitive region.

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Stranger Than Fiction

The ‘Gay Cure’ Experiments That Were Written out of Scientific History

Robert Heath claimed to have cured homosexuality by implanting electrodes into the pleasure centre of the brain. Robert Colvile reports on one of the great forgotten stories of neuroscience.

Azad and Houda (Part II)

Two refugees in transit find love, warmth and solace in each other.

15 Years Since Saddam Fell: Horrors That Came Next

Fifteen years after the fall of the Iraqi dictator, an Iraqi recalls the utter chaos that followed the American invasion.

Azad and Houda (Part I)

Two refugees in transit find love in an unlikely place.

Letters of Dreams and Refuge – Part IV

Between Izmir and Athens: dream sellers and a notebook swallowed by the road.

What I Left Behind

The war made him leave his home behind, suddenly and begrudgingly. | Amir Darwish

Do You Want Some Bread and Milk?

Curfew meant being attacked by the paramilitaries. An attack inside their quarters was called “operation” | A short story by Mekhala Saran

Syria

A kingdom of broken dreams, buried inside the eyes of their corpses | Faris Fakhreldin