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‘World's greatest spying machine'
Speaking to students at Cambridge University earlier this month, Julian Assange, Editor-in-Chief of WikiLeaks, offered an important insight: “while the Internet has in some ways an ability to let us know to an unprecedented level what ...
Goldstone's continuing value
Richard Goldstone, the internationally renowned jurist, has attracted attention by retracting key conclusions in the report he prepared for the United Nations Human Rights Council on Israel's 2008-09 Gaza Strip Operation Cast Lead. Writing in ...
Leader Page Articles
Saving civilians: murky geopolitics
By Brahma Chellaney
The mission creep in the western military intervention in Libya shows how narrow geopolitical interests, even at the risk of creating another Iraq or Afghanistan, are driving a professed humanitarian campaign.
The deception at the heart of ‘Rising India'
By Pankaj Mishra
From the Prime Minister down, WikiLeaks has exposed the rotten state of the world's largest democracy for all to see.
Ivory Coast: no country for Big Men
By Ian Birrell
Events in Ivory Coast highlight one of Africa's biggest problems — an old guard who cling to power.
U.N. intervention broke the impasse
By David Smith
Enough was enough. The U.N. peacekeeping mission in Ivory Coast (Unoci) had been taking a hammering in recent days. Its base was attacked with heavy weapons, the office of its mission chief hit by sniper fire, and 11 of its peacekeepers shot. ...
Why U.S. steals medics from poorer nations
By Jonathan Wolff
The U.S. is receiving a massive subsidy from the developing world in training its medical staff.
U.K. paves way for flight of defectors
By Harriet Sherwood
Britain will lift its ban on members of the Libyan regime entering the U.K. if they renounce their loyalty to Muammar Qadhafi, Foreign Secretary, William Hague told MPs on Monday as western governments continued to try to engineer a political ...
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