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Section: New Statesman (The United Kingdom)

    This week’s magazine | Syria’s world war
    Aug31

    This week’s magazine | Syria’s world war

    A first look at this week’s issue. Syria’s world war 2 – 8 September Cover story: Syria’s world war. John Jenkins on how the West allowed Russia and Iran to take control. John Simpson: Putin’s bold gambit in Syria has fooled us all into thinking that Russia is a superpower again. Politics: George Eaton on why Theresa...

    Is Donald Trump finally imploding?
    Aug15

    Is Donald Trump finally imploding?

    It is looking like this might finally be the end for the Republican party’s ill-fated Trump experiment. I laughed last June, when that orange ignoramus, with his ridiculous hair and impossible pomposity, descended the escalator into the lobby of Trump Tower in New York to the tune of Neil Young’s “Keep On Rockin’ In The Free...

    Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, and why Russia is such a big part of the US election
    Aug12

    Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, and why Russia is such a big part of the US election

    What do claims about the Republican candidate’s relationship with America’s old foe mean for the race to the presidency? Back in 2012, Barack Obama mocked his Republican rival, Mitt Romney, for calling Russia the United States’ “number one geopolitical foe”. “The 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back,” the...

    The slacker’s sanctuary: in Berlin, without a job or a plan
    Aug05

    The slacker’s sanctuary: in Berlin, without a job or a plan

    A Brexit exile in Berlin tries to adjust to life, and heads to German lessons alongside Polish workers, fashionable Swedes and Syrian refugees. Just over a month ago, I quit my job in London, packed as many clothes as I could into two suitcases and left the UK for Berlin. Exactly a week after I arrived, Britain voted to leave the European Union...

    The murder of fearless journalist Pavel Sheremet must be solved – but Ukraine needs more
    Jul29

    The murder of fearless journalist Pavel Sheremet must be solved – but Ukraine needs more

    Sheremet was blown up as he drove to host a morning radio programme On 20th of July Kiev was shaken by the news of the assassination of the respected Belarusian journalist Pavel Sheremet. Outside the ex-Soviet republics he was hardly known. Yet the murder is one that the West should reflect on, as it could do much to aggravate the...

    A renaissance of conductorless orchestras reveals the limits of traditional leadership
    Jul25

    A renaissance of conductorless orchestras reveals the limits of traditional leadership

    What could the modern counterparts of the first conductor-free orchestras, once a socialist utopian vision, teach our politicians today? Moscow, 1922. In the bitterly cold first months of the year, word spreads among concert-goers of an innovative concert soon to be held in the Hall of Columns in the House of Trade Unions, in the Kremlin. The...

    Time to bury Economic Man: why we make political decisions based on emotions over facts
    Jul13

    Time to bury Economic Man: why we make political decisions based on emotions over facts

    The importance of emotions over “facts” is something that the Leave campaign seemed instinctively to understand. In a recent BBC documentary a woman stood crying in front of a selection of potatoes at the supermarket. There was a dizzying array of potatoes on offer – but she just couldn’t choose between them. The presenter, David Eagleman,...

    There’s more than Britain’s EU membership at stake tomorrow
    Jun22

    There’s more than Britain’s EU membership at stake tomorrow

    A Brexit vote could have dire consequences for world order, warns David Clark. While it was inevitable that the EU referendum debate would become dominated by the flagship issues of immigration and the economy, it is perhaps surprising that so little attention has been given the impact of tomorrow’s decision on our foreign policy. Surveys...

    Blood on the streets: the charge of the hooligans at Euro 2016
    Jun15

    Blood on the streets: the charge of the hooligans at Euro 2016

    Young, fit, muscular men with masks, gumshields and telescopic truncheons, the Russian “elite ultras” attacked not just with drunken gusto but with well-honed, premeditated viciousness. The violence that has broken out in isolated flare-ups at this year’s Uefa European Championship in France began in an almost homely way. What is it about...

    The Jewish lawyers who reinvented justice
    May27

    The Jewish lawyers who reinvented justice

    Two new books explore the trials of Nazis – and asks how they changed our conception of justice. In August 1942, Hans Frank, Hitler’s lawyer and governor general of occupied Poland, arrived in Lvov. “We knew that his visit did not bode well,” a Jewish resident later recalled. That month, writes Philippe Sands, Frank gave a lecture in a...

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