• Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. Photo: Haroon Sabawoon/Anadolu Agency/GettyThe World Today

    After the departure of ISAF, what would an Afghan peace process look like?

    Military force is increasingly being used to end civil conflicts, but this cannot bring stability to Afghanistan. The international community must find ways to nurture an inclusive peace process.


    Caroline Hartzell is Professor of Political Science at Gettysburg College and director of its Center for the Study of Global Issues

  • The Cloche d'Or economic activity zone which host companies and multinationals in Luxembourg. Photo: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty ImagesThe World Today

    Corporate tax cuts don’t work

    They create few jobs and the investment they attract is footloose


    John Christensen is director of the Tax Justice Network. Nicholas Shaxson is author of Treasure Islands, a book about tax havens

  • Apartments in Lisbon are being snapped up by foreign investors. Photo: Mario Proenca/Bloomberg via GettyThe World Today

    Postcard from Lisbon

    Portugal’s golden visa attracts the rich, but not everyone is happy


    Rogério Miguel Puga is Assistant Professor at the New University of Lisbon

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    Interview: Helena Kennedy

    The human rights barrister, broadcaster and Labour peer, tells us that Britain and its place in the world are under threat from Little Englanders

    706Alan Philps
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    Profile: Sir Mark Sykes, midwife to the modern Middle East

    A drawer of lines in the sand


    Stephen J Glain is the author of State vs. Defense: The Battle to Define America’s Empire

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    America votes for anyone but Obama

    The Republicans may have won convincingly but they don’t feel the love


    John Zogby, Senior Analyst at Zogby Analytics, is author with Joan Snyder Kuhl of First Globals: Understanding, Managing, & Unleashing the Potential of Our Millennial Generation

  • The World Today

    Quiz of the year

    Test your knowledge of world affairs. Answers on PDF attached below


    WT Staff

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    Can sanctions ever work?

    Thanks to techniques perfected by the US Treasury, sanctions have reached a peak of effectiveness. However, it seems they have hit their high water mark.


    Lord Malloch-Brown is a former Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations and ex-UK minister. Harry Gibson is an economist.

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    Review: Hun Sen, the great survivor

    Hun Sen’s Cambodia Sebastian Strangio, Yale University Press, £20.00


    Bertil Lintner is a former correspondent with the Far Eastern Economic Review and the author of books on Burma, North Korea, and organized crime in the Asia-Pacific

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    Sanctions: Giving Putin pause for thought

    The Kremlin was taken off-guard by the speed and severity of western sanctions, now exacerbated by the falling oil price


    Timothy Ash is head of emerging market research, excluding Africa, for Standard Bank