Success in Syria depends on influence in Moscow

Putin needs to join the fight against Isis. Protecting Assad will prolong the war, writes Dennis Ross

World powers are aligned in Paris

An agreement is needed to prevent countries from freeriding on others’ efforts, writes Jeffrey Sachs

Trillions on carbon curbs is immoral

Spending money that way, while billions lack basic necessities, is wrong, writes Bjorn Lomborg

UK parties take their leave of the people

Corbyn’s path leads away from Labour’s more moderate voters, writes Nick Pearce

Paris and prosperity for poorer nations

Justice demands that carbon curbs should not limit poorer nations’ ability to grow, writes Narendra Modi

Camp Corregidor, Ramadi, Iraq. (June 06, 2006) An Army soldier taps a Marine on the shoulder to continue bounding across a smoke filled intersection notorious for sniper fire while on patrol in the city of Ramadi. The mission was part of the continuing support of the 2-28 BCT. 2-28 BCT is deployed with IMEF (FWD) in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Al Anbar province of Iraq (MNF-W) to develop the Iraqi security forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic government reforms, and continue the development of a market based economy centered on Iraqi reconstruction. U.S Navy Photo by Photographers Mate Second Class Samuel C Peterson (Released)
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Hope dies for America’s Iraqi friends

A better life is distant even for those who had risked everything, writes Christine Spolar

Surrealism guides Belgians past Paris attacks

Magritte’s homeland gave a united display of absurdist panache, writes Christian Oliver

India must resist carbon imperialism

The rich world’s move against fossil fuels is a disaster for poorer states, writes Arvind Subramanian

Osborne’s Britain is no country for young men

The overall direction is to skew the state further towards older people, writes Matt Whittaker

In depth: Autumn Statement 2015

Osborne must translate numbers into change

The chancellor made his spending task easier but difficult decisions lie ahead, writes Jill Rutter

Macri difference will go beyond Argentina

His victory shows change is possible through the ballot box, writes Daniel Lansberg-Rodriguez

We are all Eurasian now

In the new age of geopolitics Europeans must think on a supercontinental scale, writes Bruno Maçães

A false alarm on red meat and cancer

Two large trials have tested for evidence and the WHO ignored both of them, writes Gordon Guyatt

Isis’ opponents must not isolate Russia

As a result of the Turkish attack, Putin might redirect his country’s policy, writes Richard Haass

Defence review: Rules of war have changed

Whitehall has neither the structure nor culture to tackle the threats we face, writes Jonathan Shaw

We feel Europe’s fear — and need its help

Isis is a threat but so is the general chaos and collapse in the Arab world, says Jamal Khashoggi

It’s who you meet not what you learn

Intrigue your colleagues and increase your allure by getting out of the office, writes Jeremy Shapiro

Deal with cause, not symptoms, of Isis

Conflict and injustice attracts more recruits than we can capture or kill, writes Philip Gordon

Bank regulators too need incentives

When a supervisor makes a decision, they take a risk with a big downside, writes Daniel Davies

Robots will enrich not replace us

It is not that machines will take jobs but that they will do so too slowly, writes David Willetts



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