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Marie Colvin’s myth
‘Marie Colvin created herself in the image of the ideal war correspondent. She crafted a one-of-the-boys persona: she was tougher than the toughest’
The road to redemption
Two zeitgeisty novels about belonging
Refugees are big business for the UN
In Nairobi, there is resentment that asylum-seekers are treated better than local people
The Bursting Of Our ‘Kabubble’ Fantasies
A small army of Western expats and oddballs arrived in Afghanistan dreaming of creating a new modern state. It has all come to nothing
For those trapped in Westminster after the recent attack, the Blitz spirit prevailed
Do Svidaniya, Olga!
The hearty icons of Soviet womanhood have vanished
Could the greatest dilemma faced by men and women today come at the end of a meal when the waiter appears with the bill?
Canada’s First Nations Come Last
The problems faced by indigenous communities in Canada have no easy answers
Myth Of Stressed-Out Soldiers On The Street
Some troops return from war with post-traumatic stress disorder, but veterans are not victims. There is no epidemic of men damaged by war
The Land Where History Repeats Itself As Tragedy
As Nato forces leave and Isis gains ground, Afghanistan continues to fascinate, inspire and dismay the West. We ignore it at our peril
The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”
The king of cakes
"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"
A tripod in the sky
The view from above