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25 Years After the Oslo Accords, Peace Remains a Far Cry for the Middle...

In 1993 the Oslo Accords were struck in optimism, but a quarter of a century later little has changed - and there's no real prospect it ever will.

Rethinking Antifa: Can Violence Counter Violence?

Violent resistance is often cathartic and seductive. But, it can have drastic consequences.

The Xi-Putin Bonhomie and India’s Stakes

Moscow and Beijing are on a new path to build a solid alternative to the American order in Eastern Europe and Asia. But, India can't afford to take sides.

Why India Needs Crime Reporting Reform

India needs serious reforms in Crime Reporting as the Supreme Court recommends a separate offence for mob lynching.

The Myth of a Vegetarian India

India is not a vegetarian country as many believe and argue.

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Hikayetna: Stories From Syrian Refugees

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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