Honestly held opinions and provocative argument based on current events or our recent reports.
With the killing of civilians by an airstrike two days before its forces left, the US exits Afghanistan in the same way it entered it: with zero accountability or resolution of the ‘Forever War’
Decarbonisation cannot be achieved through ineffective and counter-productive carbon pricing measures which fail to raise enough revenue to fight climate change, reports Thomas Perrett
With attacks on journalist Jess Brammar’s credentials to be appointed to a BBC role continuing by the right-wing press, Maheen Behrana explores how editorial independence has been eroded in Britain over a number of years
Evidence of the climate crisis has been unavoidable all summer but the UK appears to want to push forward with fossil fuel extraction that will cause more environmental harm
Pepper offers her own suggestions for policies that would help remove barriers for disabled people
Faisal Hanif argues that islamophobia is still a default fallback position for Western media, and the Taliban provide cover for the misapprehensions to continue
The Taliban has spoken out against the oppression of Muslims around the world but is staying silent on the persecution of Uyghur Muslims in China, reports CJ Werleman
The Government’s Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill will limit, rather than protect, academic freedom, argue Liz Fekete and Liam Shrivastava
Before 9/11, Nafeez Ahmed warned of an impending invasion of Afghanistan to control a strategic pipeline. 20 years on, the return of the Taliban is the predictable legacy of America's failed strategy
The Plymouth shooting is a perfect illustration of the failure of the UK’s counter-terrorism apparatus to fully understand emerging threats, argues Dr Maria Norris
England’s vaccine strategy is endangering the young, says Mike Buckley
Looked-after children are falling behind in school, but a trauma-informed approach could help those young people who have had difficult starts in life to flourish, says Andrew Taylor-Dawson
Does Boris Johnson’s administration really want to introduce a policy which would see its friends in the dock or dinner parties raided?
As the climate emergency escalates, sparking a new migration crisis, ethno-nationalist forms of politics could undergo a revival, reports Thomas Perrett
With a key pillar of the Government’s ‘culture war’ protecting our island nation from unpalatable ‘others’, Hardeep Matharu explores the crass and complex classifications at the heart of the Government’s neocolonial immigration policy