THE BIG STORY Making peace in a world at war
15 Out of the ruins
Hazel Healy discovers that guns will only take you
so far in the fi ght against Boko Haram.
23 Ten routes to peace
How to end wars and spread harmony.
24 Meet the peacemakers
Seven profiles reveal the myriad ways ordinary
people are challenging violence, from the
Philippines to Yemen.
29 War machine THE FACTS
An infographic update on the global trade in lethal weaponry.
30 The slow and bloody road to justice
The Colombia peace deal says stolen land must
be returned. Mira Galanova tracks the progress of
those trying to make it happen.
33 ‘We can’t stop now’
Colombian Maria Eugenia Cruz Alarcon stakes her
hopes on her country’s fragile transition.
34 Inside the mind of the mediator
If your job was to encourage two conflicting sides
to talk, would the result be all-out war or peace by
dinner time? Take Yohann Koshy’s quiz to find out.
36 Diplomats, who needs them?
Frances Guy offers an insider’s take on why there’s
a case to be made for talking over tweeting.
8 Ugandan orphans in limbo
9 Introducing Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador
9 Indian social media: share, like, lynch
10 Europe interferes in Africa, again
10 On death row in Japan
10 Save our olive trees
12 Daniel Ortega’s last stand?
Plus: Open Window, by Sergii Risbokon
13 Europe’s new far-right
Plus: Reasons to be Cheerful
Plus: Why I…
7 Letter from Maraba The University of Good Living
Dan Baron Cohen reflects on a neighbourly chat about culture, justice and sustainability.
40 Country Profile: Jordan
42 Cartoon history Patrice Lumumba
The rise and fall of Congo’s liberation hero by ILYA (with Yohann Koshy).
46 The debate Can nationalism be a force for good?
Dalia Gebriel and Thomas Jeffrey Miley go head-to-head on a complex and topical issue.
52 Temperature check
The latest news from those fighting against climate change, from Costa Rica going fossil-free to the
suspicious creation of ‘low carbon’ kerosene.
53 Southern Exposure
Four musicians from Africa’s largest shanty town pose in post-apocalyptic get-up in Nairobi, Kenya.
70 Hall of Infamy Petro Poroshenko
The egotistical President of Ukraine goes under the spotlight.
71 Agony Uncle
Answering a dilemma about cultural appropriation.
78 The Puzzler
79 What if… people could migrate freely?
39 View from Africa
Nanjala Nyabola on Kenya’s embrace of the Chinese development model.
Plus: Polyp’s Big Bad World.
57 View from India
Nilanjana Bhowmick takes apart the latest viral hashtag campaign in India.
Plus: Marc Roberts’ Only Planet.
61 View from America
Mark Engler shows how Trump’s migration policies
are linked to the violent legacy of US foreign policy.
Plus: Kate Evans’ Thoughts from a Broad.
49 What rape tells us about society
Sohaila Abdulali explains what we talk about when we talk about rape.
54 Can torturing babies be OK?
Valentino Vecchietti calls for an end to
‘normalizing’ surgery carried out on intersex babies.
58 Photo essay ‘This is not a life’
Anne Paq documents the daily experience of
Palestinian workers who make the cumbersome
and humiliating crossing from Bethlehem to Israel.
72 Spotlight Jerusalem In My Heart
Radwan Ghazi Moumneh talks to Louise Gray.
74 Book reviews
The Incendiaries by RO Kwon; Betraying Big
Brother by Leta Hong Fincher; A Radical History
of the World by Neil Faulkner; Rupture by Manuel Castells.
76 Film reviews
Tehran Taboo, written and directed by Ali
Soozandeh; The Heiresses (Las Herederas), written
and directed by Marcello Martinessi.
77 Music reviews
Sound the People by Red Baraat; Crave by Leonie