12 March 2013

Keeping tribes in cultural formaldehyde

India’s Supreme Court is right to reject a Western-led bid to keep the Jarawa people isolated from everybody else.

3 September 2012

Big trouble in the East China Sea

A row between Japan, China and Taiwan over a few small islands reveals the arbitrariness of international relations.

4 April 2012

The birth of democracy in Burma? Sadly not

Aung San Suu Kyi’s electoral victory is less the product of people power than of deal-making between the US and the military junta.

19 January 2012

India’s inspiring war on polio

The massive human effort that helped make India polio-free shows that greater wealth brings greater health.

16 January 2012

Putting tribespeople in a human zoo

In demanding the utter isolation of Third World tribes, Survival International turns communities into freakshows.

14 March 2011

Japan: a catastrophe, not a disaster movie

Forget the Hollywood-style finger-pointing about human ‘arrogance’ and ‘powerlessness’ – we can overcome and learn from the worst disasters.

14 March 2011

Making mountains out of meltdowns

Despite the scaremongering of the media and green groups, the real lesson of Fukushima is that nuclear power is safe.

13 December 2010

There is little noble about this Nobel award

What a fate Liu Xiaobo has suffered: outrageously imprisoned by the Chinese and cynically exploited by Westerners keen to bash Beijing.

17 November 2010

Burma: power to which people?

Aung San Suu Kyi has finally been released, but the Burmese people will not be freed by her international fan-club of statesmen and celebs.

2 November 2010

How NGOs are adopting a missionary position in Asia

A sex-worker rights activist in Thailand tells Nathalie Rothschild about the reality of the prudish, neo-colonial anti-trafficking industry.