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The voice in your head
How a movement of people who hear voices is reshaping our understanding of mental illness – and consciousness itself.
 
BY SOPHIE MCBAIN
Why making Juneteenth a US national holiday matters
Marking the day that slavery ended in the US reminds us how the country failed to live up to its ideals – and of the battles still to be won. 
BY EMILY TAMKIN
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Joe Biden’s big week: the US perspective on the G7, NATO and Vladimir Putin
Were the results of the US president’s first international tour as grand as the settings of the summits?
 
BY EMILY TAMKIN
17 JUNE
Why Joe Biden has been forced to accept Russia and Germany’s energy relationship
The removal of US sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline is an attempt to push Germany towards confrontation with China.
BY HELEN THOMPSON
17 JUNE
How French conservatives are turning toward Marine Le Pen
Defections by mainstream politicians suggest that backing France’s hard-right National Rally in regional elections is no longer a dramatic leap. 
 
BY DAVID BRODER
17 JUNE
How Brexit has caused EU interest in UK jobs to plummet
There has been a 36 per cent drop in job searches from EU jobseekers since 2019.
BY MICHAEL GOODIER
17 JUNE
TECH POLICY
Why Lina Khan could be Big Tech’s new worst enemy
Newly appointed as chair of the FTC, the 32-year-old competition lawyer has become the face of America’s “hipster antitrust” movement.
BY OSCAR WILLIAMS
17 JUNE
Geneva summit 2021: Joe Biden’s meeting with Vladimir Putin was an exercise in disowning Donald Trump
The US president is betting that democracy can outlast and outcompete autocracy, whether Chinese or Russian.
BY IDO VOCK
17 JUNE
How the UK-Australia free trade agreement is worth 200 times less than EU membership
The government’s own estimates suggest that the Australia deal will only boost GDP by 0.02 per cent, compared to a 4 per cent loss from Brexit.
BY PATRICK SCOTT
16 JUNE
What we can learn from Giuseppe Garibaldi
In the 19th century Garibaldi united a divided country. Today’s polarised politics could benefit from his pragmatic idealism.
BY JEREMY CLIFFE
16 JUNE
The sunshine and smiles of the G7 summit masked deep divisions – and disappointments too
What came out of the talks was a cluster of middling commitments, rehashed versions of older ideas, unfunded aspirations and plans to make plans.
BY JEREMY CLIFFE
16 JUNE
The Irish border question is unanswerable. The only viable option is to stop asking it
An issue as complex and sensitive as the Northern Ireland protocol won't get fixed during a weekend in Cornwall. 
BY PHILIP COLLINS
16 JUNE
Leader: An avoidable delay
The rapid spread of the Delta variant was not an inevitability but the result of the government’s failure to control the UK’s borders.
BY NEW STATESMAN
16 JUNE
Why are progressives still defending China’s brutal dictatorship?
The Chinese government fuses rapacious capitalism with state persecution but that has not stopped leftists cosying up to it.
BY JAMES BLOODWORTH
15 JUNE
Sleater-Kinney are at their energetic best on Path of Wellness
The band are down to a twosome – but their new record is fuelled by the heavy-but-bright sound they excel at.
BY KATE MOSSMAN
15 JUNE
Can Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin find agreement in Geneva?
The Biden administration views Russia as a declining power. China is now the US’s real global rival. 
BY IDO VOCK
15 JUNE
Boris Johnson is treating the public like fools over Brexit and Northern Ireland
The Prime Minister cannot credibly distance himself from a Brexit deal that he hailed as a negotiating triumph.
BY MARTIN FLETCHER
14 JUNE
Naftali Bennett’s first aim as leader of Israel’s new government will be to wreck it
The question that looms over the improbable coalition that dethroned Benjamin Netanyahu is who’ll bring it down, and who’ll end up on top.
BY DIMI REIDER
14 JUNE
The G7 showed the West endures, but is not rising to the scale of its challenges
A new age of "Westishness" was on display in Cornwall.
BY JEREMY CLIFFE
14 JUNE
Why tensions remain between Joe Biden and Emmanuel Macron, despite their warm body language
What recent comments by the French president reveal about the future of the transatlantic relationship. 
BY IDO VOCK
12 JUNE
The UK’s Brexit stance is doing serious damage to its relationship with the US
A new Atlantic Charter can’t make up for the lack of seriousness with which the British government has approached foreign affairs.
BY GARVAN WALSHE
11 JUNE
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