• The World Today

    Interview: Shashi Tharoor

    The chairman of India’s parliamentary external affairs committee tells Alan Philps that sanctions are a blunt instrument to be used only for a great moral cause 

    713Alan Philps
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    How we saw it: The rise of China

    We examine our coverage of the rise of China since the 1940s. Britain cannot afford to stand aloof from Beijing and continue to be a reluctant dance partner

    713Professor Kerry Brown
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    Ten minutes with Karen Armstrong, on faith and war

    The author, renowned for her books on comparative religion, talks to Burhan Wazir about Islam and the need for eloquent gestures

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    How we saw it: Iran's Islamic revolution

    We examine our coverage of Iran's Islamic revolution in the light of US attempts to end decades of enmity. There is still a chasm to cross

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    Dr Ali Ansari is Professor of Iranian History at the University of St Andrews and Director of its Institute of Iranian Studies

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    Wresting order from the chaos

    The World Today was born 70 years ago. In this special anniversary edition, we will be looking at what the past can tell us about the present. In our cover story, Kevin Rudd writes that the rules-based global order inherited from 1945 is changing. Will the US and a rising China work together, or against each other?

     

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    Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Australia 2007-13, is President of the Asia Society Policy Institute in New York

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    EU Referendum: don’t bet on the Eurosceptics

    Most British voters want to stay in the EU and it will take a lot to change their minds

    713Dr Matthew Goodwin
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    August 1945: The atomic bomb is detonated over Hiroshima

    The detonation of atomic weapons over Japan was the dawn of a new age. When it comes to solving the problems that nuclear weapons have created for our species on a global scale, we seem to be intent on making things worse. 

    713Dr Patricia Lewis
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    Ebb and flow of political anxiety

    We trawled through our archives to discover what threats The World Today deemed worthy of coverage. The bars show how the fear levels were reflected in the number of articles on each topic

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    1948: The Palestine refugee exodus

    Britain has redefined the problem many times over the last 70 years as calculations on a possible solution have changed

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    Rosemary Hollis is Professor of Middle East Policy Studies at City University London

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    Chatham House’s war

    A vital contribution to the Allied effort and the shaping of the peace that followed

    713 Dr Robin Niblett CMG

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