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Jonathan Freedland
Jonathan Freedland

Slaughter in Syria should outrage us all

Almost anything is more interesting than the massa...

Almost anything is more interesting than the massacre of civilians in Syria. Just look at the front pages. The Guardian leads on the slaughter of unarmed residents in the Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta, but for the rest it’s a mix of continuing sc...

Leonid Bershidsky
Leonid Bershidsky

Mortal men, immortal melodies — keep it that...

As a middle-aged rock fan, I have a problem many o...

As a middle-aged rock fan, I have a problem many of my peers would relate to: Every year, more of my favourite musicians die, and every year, the list seems to get longer. If you’ve been listening to them for decades, every death is a painful blow. I...

Alan Philps
Alan Philps

Syria is becoming a black hole of Cold W...

It was only two months ago that Vladimir Putin de...

It was only two months ago that Vladimir Putin declared victory in Syria and announced – not for the first time – that he would start withdrawing Russian forces. It was understood that Mr Putin, facing an election campaign next month, was keen to mo...

Leonid Bershidsky
Leonid Bershidsky

Younger leaders are taking over Germany’s pol...

After reaching a hard-fought coalition agreement,...

After reaching a hard-fought coalition agreement, both of Germany’s major political parties are at a nadir: They’ve never been so unpopular, and wouldn’t manage to scrape together a majority if a new election were held today. Germany, though, is one...

Peter Hellyer
Peter Hellyer

Decades on, we are still uncovering the tragi...

Over the past few years, we’ve become accustomed...

Over the past few years, we’ve become accustomed to the UAE getting attention on the world stage. That may come as a result of our engagement with key global players, like the recent visit by India’s Narendra Modi, or because of our humanitarian aid...

Leonid Bershidsky
Leonid Bershidsky

Uber may be paying women less for driving bet...

Uber is trying to defeat the gender pay gap by rel...

Uber is trying to defeat the gender pay gap by relying on an algorithm that has no idea whether drivers are men or women. But is it working? A recent paper studying more than a million drivers reached a conclusion: Not so much. Men earn about 7 per c...

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