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Sudan can avoid past mistakes by drawing lessons from its history

It’s crucial that the professionals and other political forces do not allow the same issues that divided them in 1985 to divide them today

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First black hole photo confirms Einstein’s theory of relativity

The Milky Way’s black hole was too challenging to image accurately this time round due to rapid variability in light output.

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Islamic State is off the map for now, but war against the organisation is far from over

With its defeat on the ground in Syria and Iraq, IS and its offshoots will have a more limited capacity for recruitment, indoctrination and growth.

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Tourists behaving badly are a threat to global tourism

The increasing prevalence of the badly behaved tourist, either in reality or simply as a cultural meme, presents a serious issue for the tourism industry.

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Venezuela’s power struggle reaches a tense stalemate as human suffering deepens

US economic sanctions – which are now targeting Venezuelan oil – appear to be hurting the Venezuelan people more than Nicolas Maduro’s government.

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What Najib Razak’s corruption trial means for Malaysia – and the region

Many activists in countries such as Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand see the Najib trial as a benchmark for tackling corruption in their own countries.

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Brexit is not just Theresa May’s disaster – Britain’s whole political class has failed a nation

Theresa May’s own mishandling of the entire project should form the centre of any analysis of how the UK got where it is now. However, she had many handmaidens helping her along the way.

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A trade deal with UK will help India’s geopolitical considerations in South Asian region

From India’s perspective, a trade deal with the UK could be an opportunity to increase pressure on other Asian countries, especially China, to liberalise their trade.

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Can the Revoke Article 50 petition change the course of Brexit?

For some reason, support for revoking Article 50 (as measured by this petition at least) has been smaller in the UK’s Celtic fringe. 

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Boeing's crisis management all wrong, here's what a company needs to do to restore the public's trust

The company needs to show that the lives of passengers on its planes are more important than profits or its reputation. And in the long run, doing so will help it recover and regain the trust that…

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Italy joins China’s Belt and Road Initiative – here’s how it exposes cracks in Europe and the G7

Italy’s status as a G7 country is a coup for the Chinese leadership and the legitimacy of the BRI.

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Even if Netanyahu goes, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will continue

Whether his Likud Party loses power following Israel’s election on April 9, or he’s forced to resign the premiership after being indicted on multiple corruption charges, Netanyahu’s downfall…

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What options does the UK have before the Brexit deadline?

Yet again, Theresa May’s government is no doubt hoping for just One Perfect Day, but it is not looking likely at the moment.

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Theresa May's Brexit deal defeat plunges UK into complete uncertainty

Theresa May has once again failed to get her Brexit deal through Parliament, leaving complete uncertainty about where the nation goes next
 

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US-Taliban deal is a face-saving measure to conclude a failed American military intervention

The Taliban is making territorial gains and killing hundreds of regime troops each month, and feel that they are on the cusp of victory.

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