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    Interview: Carne Ross

    The former Foreign Office high-flyer talks about his new career as a diplomatic entrepreneur, the need to give a voice to the voiceless, and how he helped John le Carré create a fictional whistle-blower

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  • Tina Marouf, operator at Baghdad's al-Mansour hotel, stands at the reception under clocks showing the time in New York, London and the Iraqi capital. Photo by Nicolas Asfouri / AFP / Getty Images.Research paper

    All in the Timing: The Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone in the Middle East

    The Helsinki Conference process established by the 2010 nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference is the most significant opportunity to increase stability and prevent nuclear catastrophe in the Middle East that has presented itself in recent years. If states fail to take this opportunity, the consequences will be severe.

    Patricia Lewis
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    Ukraine's fightback has surprised the Kremlin

    But the Kyiv government still has a mountain to climb

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    Jargonbuster: Gobbledygook for the discombobulated

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    Working hours: Sleeping on the job in South Korea

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    The debate: Is the US in decline? No

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    Bruce Jones is Director of the International Order and Strategy Project at the Brookings Institution, and author of Still Ours to Lead (Brookings)

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    GM seeds fall on stony ground in Africa

    The continent is being denied the fruits of the biotech revolution

    704 Rob Bailey
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    Millions on the move

    Europe has emerged as one of the world’s two major destination regions for immigrants since the 1990s. Today, there are 49.9 million international migrants in the European Economic Area, just slightly less than 50 million in North America. Europe is clearly a continent on the move, but it is equally clear that many Europeans are ill at ease with this.

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    James Hampshire is Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Sussex, and author of The Politics of Immigration: Contradictions of the Liberal State (Polity 2013)

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    Review: To Helmand and back

    An Intimate War: An Oral History of the Helmand Conflict Mike Martin, Hurst, £21.25
    The Taliban Revival: Violence and Extremism on Pakistan-Afghanistan Frontier Hassan Abbas, Yale University Press, £17.09 & £10.19 e-book
    The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan 2001-2014 Carlotta Gall, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, £16.04 & £10.19 e-book

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    Robert Fox is Defence Editor of The Evening Standard

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    Ebb and flow of Europe's human tide

    The map (click below to download the PDF) shows how the proportion of migrants living in countries of the European Union has changed since 1990.

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