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Is Imran Khan the Man That Pakistan Needs?

So far, Imran Khan has stood out as a leader. It remains to be seen if he goes down as Pakistan's main man in times of crises.

The White Man’s Boredom

Governing empire was deadening to its administrators, and lethal to its victims.

Christchurch Attacks Are a Stark Warning of Toxic, Hate-Driven Political Environment

There is deep sadness in the Christchurch attacks, but little shock. We need to address the permissive political environment that allows such hateful extremism to be promulgated so openly.

Festering Wounds and Little Closures

The India-Pakistan partition might have been “one of the greatest administrative operations in history” for Lord Mountbatten, but it was a calamitous event for many others.

Terrorism: A Very Brief History

Terrorism hasn't always been associated with individuals – in the past, it has described violence used by the state against its subjects.

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Festering Wounds and Little Closures

The India-Pakistan partition might have been “one of the greatest administrative operations in history” for Lord Mountbatten, but it was a calamitous event for many others.

A Ballad of Bawling Babies

Verses on war and what follows.

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