Burma’s Steve Biko

Min Ko Naing has just received the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights. Often seen as Suu Kyi’s political heir, he is serving a 65-year term for organising the 2007 uprising against the junta

The Ticking Belly Bulge

Dayalan was ten when he joined the LTTE’s suicide attack squad. His story, and of other underage soldiers like him, serves us a grim reminder of the depths the human condition can descend to. Even in this day

The Bell Tolls for Obama

Just ten weeks in office, President Obama is facing monumental pressures and an agenda that seems to expand daily. As his policy dreams collide with the hard reality of government, attacks pour in

Republic of Divides

Rock music, English satire, mansions with private guards and big guns. Meanwhile, students work as shoeshine boys. And death threats are issued on FM radio. A journey into a country of contradictions

War and Pieces

Cricket crazed they may well be, but Sri Lankans live in a country at war with itself. If President Rajapaksa sees reason, enduring peace and an economic boom await India’s island neighbour

Under Pressure

Up against an ongoing climate of suspicion, the American Muslim community takes control of its story—seven and a half years after 9/11

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