Source: Le Monde diplomatique

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Benjamin Cunningham on why perceptions of corruption matter

In this month's podcast Benjamin Cunningham discusses how perceptions of corruption differ in eastern and western Europe, and how they can have real-world impac...   [ continue reading...]

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Pentagon documents detail dystopian dangers

For almost 20 years, U.S. drone warfare was largely one-sided. Unlike Afghans and Yemenis, Iraqis and Somalis, Americans never had to worry about lethal robots...   [ continue reading...]

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Special report: Israel's global ambitions

With the inauguration of the new US embassy in Jerusalem, Israel has achieved a major foreign policy goal. It must now convince other countries to follow suit;...   [ continue reading...]

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A Labour code for the 21st century

Today's labour laws were designed for a world of work that no longer exists. The pressures of neoliberalism on the individual and society require labour laws th...   [ continue reading...]

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Stateless, and at risk of the weather

Abu Siddique will be counted twice in this year's refugee statistics. He'll be counted once for fleeing Myanmar across the border to Bangladesh. And a second ti...   [ continue reading...]

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Playing Trump for peace

When, in early March, Donald Trump agreed to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, the Washington foreign policy elite nearly suffered a collective heart attack...   [ continue reading...]

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‘We want a civil state, not a civil war!'

Lebanon's elections on 6 May show that, despite a desire for change, little will alter for now. Western media called the result a sweeping victory for Hizbullah...   [ continue reading...]

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Iran nuclear deal: what does US withdrawal mean for the Middle East?

Following President Trump's speech confirming US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, which he has termed ‘defective', will the other signatories be abl...   [ continue reading...]

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Why can't the world's best military win its wars?

“This time, they think they have it right.” So declared an Associated Press story reporting an upbeat assessment by this country's top military offi...   [ continue reading...]

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Iran and Russia's very pragmatic alliance

If Donald Trump chooses not to extend the nuclear deal with Iran in May, there will be a regional crisis. Meanwhile Tehran seeks to boost its relations with Rus...   [ continue reading...]

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What is Russia doing in the Middle East?

By deciding to intervene militarily in Syria, Russia has saved Bashar al-Assad's regime and helped him regain most of his territory. Moscow wants to impose its...   [ continue reading...]

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The hawks come in to land

Democrats blamed their 2016 failure on the electoral system, fake news and even Russian collusion. The appointment of a hawk as Trump's new National Security Ad...   [ continue reading...]

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Brazil goes back to an oligarch past

Post Lula, post Dilma Rousseff, power has shifted to powerful landowners aggressively asserting their rights over land they don't use but don't want to lose, an...   [ continue reading...]

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The revolution that wasn't

It's a great moment in the life of a people when the lid on social rules is lifted. Suddenly, they become conscious of, and start to question, their old habits...   [ continue reading...]

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In the bloody flesh

Leon Golub was in the business of blood and terror all his life, an artist in revolt at state violence and official injustice. Art institutions he protested abo...   [ continue reading...]

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An Algerian family in France

The children of a family who came to France from Algeria 40 years ago have taken very different paths, showing how the lives of the next generation can differ b...   [ continue reading...]

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Our lives in a scored society

Every aspect of Big Data needs clear governmental regulation — its collection, its use with analysis to classify people, and its exploitation. We shouldn'...   [ continue reading...]

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When suddenly it all went wrong

Barack Obama, as a candidate in the 2008 Democratic primaries, then the presidential election, was praised by political commentators for innovative methods: col...   [ continue reading...]

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Now big business takes over

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, a former company director elected president of Peru in 2016, resigned over a corruption scandal, but on 23 March was replaced by Mar...   [ continue reading...]

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Who gets ownership of pain and victimhood?

The furore over Dana Schutz's artwork based around the image of Emmett Till, a black teenager from Chicago murdered in 1955, isn't about cultural appropriation,...   [ continue reading...]

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