- Seoul’s response to the ferry catastrophe has added to growing accusations of authoritarianism.
- As the European elections approach, Alex Barker looks at the European Parliament’s growing power.
- Edward Luce argues that, with the US always struggling between a push for freedom and a Calvinistic urge to meddle, the pendulum is now swinging back towards intrusion.
- A defence pact between Washington and Manila will help the US put more muscle behind its pivot to Asia.
- Simon Kuper argues that inequality is the new apartheid: your life path is largely determined before birth.
- As the tourism industry in the Sinai has slumped, bedouins are turning to illegal opium production.
- The US has dispatched its first advanced weapons to Syria since the conflict began, raising hopes among rebels that the Obama administration will lessen its resistance to military aid.
- Russia could create a weak, neutral Ukraine almost instantly. But will it?
- Mikhail Khodorkovsky has been discussing the blunders that have fed Putin’s myth that “fascists” have taken power in Ukraine.
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