Source: Le Monde diplomatique

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Beyond Harvey and Irma

Deployed to the Houston area to assist in Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, U.S. military forces hadn't even completed their assignments when they were hurriedly...   [ continue reading...]

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Rohingya between Rakhine and a hard place

The plight of the Rohingya in Rakhine State in western Myanmar is now the focus of world attention. But in comparison to the prospects for the Iraqi Kurds, anot...   [ continue reading...]

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The American military uncontained

When it comes to the “world's greatest military,” the news has been shocking. Two fast U.S. Navy ships colliding with slow-moving commercial vessels...   [ continue reading...]

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Worth dying for?

I used to command soldiers. Over the years, lots of them actually. In Iraq, Colorado, Afghanistan, and Kansas. And I'm still fixated on a few of them like this...   [ continue reading...]

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Corbyn's Scottish test

Scottish Labour's future looks like a scene from James Bond — but with Jeremy Corbyn as 007 on a metal slab, and a gang of shadowy activists from dil...   [ continue reading...]

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Victory at last!

It was bloody and brutal, a true generational struggle, but give them credit. In the end, they won when so many lost. James Comey was axed. Sean Spicer went dow...   [ continue reading...]

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My big, fat, very expensive wedding

Spending on traditional ceremonies and gifts is an alternative economy and an investment in social capital where banks and businesses are unreliable. Tables are...   [ continue reading...]

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Where the world goes to talk it over

The UN General Assembly, unelected, limited in its powers but with 193 theoretically equal members, is the world's only representative body. ‘There are no...   [ continue reading...]

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Venezuela's last chance

There are two oppositions in Venezuela: an elite that wants power, and popular protestors who don't have enough to eat. After two decades of the Chavist experim...   [ continue reading...]

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Argentina's disintegrating railways

After decades of cost-cutting, redundancies, low maintenance and higher fares, the rail network can't adequately cope with passengers or with freight. It's 6.30...   [ continue reading...]

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Germany's working poor

The Germans, who vote later this month, face the highest number of working poor and precariat in a decade, thanks to the draconian Hartz IV unemployment law,&nb...   [ continue reading...]

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Will all our languages be Romanised?

Cartography: Cécile Marin with Guillaume Barou Text: Philippe Descamps and Xavier Monthéard Documentary research: Douce Dibondo, Agathe Dorra and...   [ continue reading...]

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On the ground

Although Russia's intervention has been critical in altering the course of Syria's civil war since September 2015, Kurdish troops and their allies in the Syrian...   [ continue reading...]

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Bernard-Henri Lévy: the latest fall-out

Le Monde diplomatique posted an open-access dossier on Bernard-Henri Lévy on its French website this summer; it has been widely read and will soon be tra...   [ continue reading...]

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Experiment in self-rule in Rojava

The now autonomous (and multi-cultural) territory of Rojava is attempting localised, egalitarian government in Kurdish regions won back from ISIS in n...   [ continue reading...]

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US foreign policy as bellicose as ever

Last year it looked as if the US electorate wanted an end to foreign wars. Donald Trump promised he would make it happen. But his hopes of a ‘good deal' w...   [ continue reading...]

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A global forum

The General Assembly (GA)'s position as the UN's policy decision-making body is defined in chapter IV of the UN charter. According to article 10, the GA &l...   [ continue reading...]

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One alphabet to bind them all

The Internet, and international trade, mean the Roman alphabet is becoming more familiar and widely used. But it's not yet the dominant writing system everywher...   [ continue reading...]

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US media: the bottom line

US news media are now far more diversified in genre and platform than the old network TV, newspaper and magazine model. But the desperate search for revenue lim...   [ continue reading...]

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In the shadow of death

‘Here, we eat wind and sand,' a young Syrian girl remarks against the backdrop of a canvas billboard advertisement that has been repurposed into a makeshi...   [ continue reading...]

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