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Smuggling is necessary but dangerous work for these Kurdish boys. Many are killed every year by Iranian border patrols. Rahman Hassani/Alamy

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Iran’s Kurds are suffering in silence. But for how much longer?

Latest issue: July-August 2020

The Kurds: Betrayed again

Rajasthan, India On the way to Pushkar  Women in the countryside

The deadly neglect of India’s rural communities must end, writes Nilanjana Bhowmick.

Where we would have been: Fridays for Future activists leave placards outside the Reichstag in Berlin,  ​Germany, as an alternative climate protest. Kay Nietfeld/DPA/Alamy Live News

Aruna Chandrasekhar on how climate activism has kept going in a time of isolation.

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Nanjala Nyabola grapples with the challenge of misinformation and disinformation.

Turkish airstrikes in Northern Iraq are nothing new, but the recent co-ordinated air and ground assault is unprecedented, writes John Lubbuck.

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