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Acai berry craze: boon or threat for the Amazon?

Working in the sweltering heat of the Brazilian Amazon, Jose Diogo scales a tree and harvests a cluster of black berries: acai, the trendy “superfood” reshaping the world’s biggest rainforest…

Copout in Cairo

As COP 27 drew to a pitiful close with no action on emissions of reparation, I met a friend in a cafe in West London. Distracted by our discussion, we…

Soldier citizen all-American John McCain

The timing of the death of soldier citizen John McCain has immense ramifications for the dangerous crossroads the US is placed in today. For me personally this extraordinary all-American defender…

From Cairo With A Caveat

From Cairo with a caveat

“Angry about the near total absence of public security, the desperate state of the economy and an increase in sectarian tensions...” Stop! Is this Pakistan? Every word in the sentence…

In Cairo, A Small Step Forward

In Cairo, a small step forward

The commonest reaction to Barack Obama’s speech in Cairo last week has been the most obvious one: that words are not enough. In fact, the US president acknowledged as much…

The Stillborn Cairo-2

The stillborn Cairo-2

OF all the peace moves made by the United States, Cairo-2 had the shortest life: it died the day it was born. Other proposals, formulae and treaties worked out by…