Month: May 2017

Buzkashi: Afghanistan’s game of horses and headless goats

Buzkashi is a traditional Central Asian sport with an intriguing political significance. Benjamin Clarke recounts his experiences at a match in Afghanistan. I stepped out of […]

Apocalypse Not-right-now: The unsurprising disorder in Mindanao

On May 23, militants from the Abu Sayyaf (ASG) and Maute Groups stormed the city of Marawi in the southern Philippine province of Lanao del […]

Human costs of the sacred cow

India is home to over 200 million cows, more than any other country in the world. They roam freely on the streets, unfazed by the […]

Engaging Iran: time for a new approach

Iran and the US have been at loggerheads since the 1979 Iranian Revolution. Despite concerted efforts to force Iran into submission, the Islamic Republic has […]