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    Rwanda: Visible progress yet power is still a male preserve

    Equality is championed in Rwanda but real influence belongs to the president

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    Susan Thomson is Assistant Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at Colgate University and author of Whispering Truth to Power: Everyday Resistance to Reconciliation in Post-Genocide Rwanda

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    Reading List: Mexico

    El Narco – Inside Mexico’s Criminal Insurgency Ioan Grillo (Bloomsbury,£8.99)

    Among the many books about Mexico’s drug cartels, this is a fast-paced page-turner that manages to be comprehensive on the causes of the problem, chilling on its effects and compelling on the larger-than-life personalities involved.

    Nothing, Nobody, the Voices of the Mexico City Earthquake Elena Poniatowska (Temple University Press, £22.99)

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    Jude Webber is Mexico and Central America Correspondent for the Financial Times. Mexico is the market focus country at the London Book Fair, April 14-16

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    Iran: Rouhani's promises on women's rights are hollow

    Hopes of improving the lot of women in Iran are being dashed

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    Ramita Navai is author of City of Lies: Love, Sex, Death and the Search for Truth in Tehran

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    Defence: Prospects for a pocket superpower

    On March 1 the US military sounded the alarm over British defence cutbacks, with General Ray Odierno, Chief of Staff of the US Army, saying he was concerned about the UK no longer being a credible ally. But even this warning shot failed to propel defence to the centre of the campaign of the May 7 general election. 

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    Women on the front line

    The obstacles facing female soldiers in combat roles

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    Vix Anderton specializes in women’s issues in peace and security, following a career as an RAF intelligence officer @vix_anderton

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    The concrete ceiling in US business

    There are fewer women running US corporations than men named John or David, according to research from consultancy EY.

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    Power players of the digital age

    Meet 40 of the new generation of women around the world who are making their mark in politics, business, technology and media

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    The battle of the victory celebration

    Marking the end of the Second World War has been a source of contention since 1945, but this 70th anniversary year promises to be unusually divisive. 

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    Interview: Farah Pandith

    Hillary Clinton’s envoy to the world’s Islamic communities talks about the identity crisis among Muslim youth that Islamic State is exploiting through Sheikh Google 

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    Jargonbuster: Dangerous drivers

    Send your jargon suggestions to [email protected]

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