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As Trump and Putin try to unpick agreements on nuclear weapons that have helped keep the world safe, IAN WALKER looks back at the moment the world first stepped back from the abyss

Without the ghosts of the Iraq War haunting France, the country is taking a muscular approach with its military campaign in North Africa. But will it work? PAUL KNOTT reports

The Russian ruler's strategy is short-termist, simple and successful, says John Kampfner. But it is ultimately hollow

Following the death of John McCain mainstream media has been flooded with tributes to America's war hero. But further into the blogosphere, Senator McCain's death is proving just as divisive as he was, writes Mitch Benn

Donald Trump's visit to the UK showed Brexit is an existential question, as well as a political one, writes Bonnie Greer.

MICHAEL WHITE on more own goals from the Foreign Secretary as he dodges Heathrow vote and patronises the public.

How one case of forced marriage making its way to the UN court has marked the beginning of a shift in global feminism, Yasmin Alibhai Brown writes.

There is plenty of gloom about the global growth of authoritarianism. But, as Natasha Ezrow argues, it is not all good news for despots

Seventy years since Britain exited Palestine, the region offers a clue to our future and much diminished status

Afghanistan treasures its relationship with Britain, says its ambassador to the UK, Said Tayeb Jawad. Here he outlines his hopes that relationship will not be harmed by Brexit.

The 2003 conflict is blamed for setting the Middle East ablaze, but in one unintentional and surprising way it helped bring stability to another hotspot explains ELLIOT SHORT

The bloodbath in Eastern Ghouta is a characteristically brutal chapter in the annals of Vladimir Putin's foreign policy. This time, though, he might not get away with it.

On television, on the big screen and in books, a mythologised view of Britain is becoming endemic, says PETER MILLAR.

Has the constant reel of Brexit news got you pulling your hair out? Comedian and musician MITCH BENN looks at one piece of news this week that has taken minds off of Brexit.

The special relationship is alive and kicking. White Anglo-American establishments are always there for each other when times get rough, like that bridge over troubled waters.

It was the year the music business finally got to grips with new technology, Tony Blair quit and Amy Winehouse's troubles became painfully clear. SOPHIA DEBOICK looks back at a pivotal 12 months

Steve Bannon's sacking has been cheered by many who saw him at an alt-right puppet master. But could he been even more dangerous outside the White House?

Poor Brigitte Macron - the force behind the great hope of the centre Emmanuel since... well, since he was quite young.

Trump, with his appetite for diversionary tactics, could see a pre-emptive strike against North Korea as the ultimate diversion from his domestic problems

Five books of remarkable journeys by remarkable people.

Deep in the Arctic is a vault built to help save the world from disaster. But it may not be as secure as we had hoped

To oppose extremism, European Muslims must speak up and be heard by those in power

In an uncertain global landscape, the former deputy prime minister outlines reforms needed to safeguard the international order against nationalism and 'strong man' politics

We asked an expert on its use in Northern Ireland in the 1970s.

We pick out the wrong and unstable leavers of the week

The problem is that these days, it's not the physical danger that usually brings about a fear - or panic attack - but an emotional one.

These refugees used freedom of expression take back control

The catastrophe unfolding in Aleppo shows Europe, and Britain in particular, of the need to remain a powerful player on the global stage

You asked and he answered - the former Prime Minister talks Brexit, Labour, Trump, Iraq and world politics

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