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No fly zone

As India and Pakistan celebrate 70 years of independence, Andrew Whitehead looks at the lasting legacy of the Partition of British India, and the turmoil and trauma which marred the birth of the two nations. It’s about 700km (430 miles) from Delhi to Islamabad – less than the distance between…

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Kicked out

Sergeant Kennedy Ochoa was preparing for a ceremony to mark his promotion when he heard the news. President Trump had tweeted to say the country would no longer “accept or allow” transgender Americans to serve in the military, citing “tremendous medical costs and disruption”. This was not the way it…

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On the brink

Sweden’s government appears on the brink of falling. What initially looked like a failure in Sweden’s Transport Agency has mushroomed into a security debacle with serious questions about the role of high-profile ministers. It was a scandal that involved “giving away the keys to the kingdom”, in the words of…

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