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How Xi Jinping’s ‘Lifetime Presidency’ Could Change China

The Chinese Premiere's successful bid to indefinitely extend his tenure is bound to alter Chinese politics and society - for the good or worse.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution: An Orwellian Nightmare?

Recent developments in technology may turn our reality into a dystopian Orwellian nightmare – should we worry about it?

What Does Lenin’s Tripura Fall Mean?

The demolition of Lenin's statue in the northeast Indian state of Tripura marks another step towards greater saffronisation by the country's ruling party.

Why Photos From Syria Don’t Shock Us Anymore

The barrage of unfiltered war images from Syria on social media is resulting in large-scale normalisation of wartime brutality.

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Hikayetna: Stories From Syrian Refugees

Stranger Than Fiction

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


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

Let’s Dance for Newroz

"Newroz, for me, is freedom from slavery and injustice." | Lorin Kasso

Vignettes of Love and Peace: Letters From Kabul

"just another morning in Kabul" | Jhilmil Breckenridge

Where I Come From

"From the womb of the Mediterranean I come" | Amir Darwish