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All the books you should have read in 2016

Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature, Paul Beatty became the first American writer to win the Booker Prize, the Internet picked sides when …

Basic income for all: a 500-year-old idea whose time has come?

In the echoey theatre of modern political gesture, welfare has recently had one of its periodic stagings. A minister has honed his ideological credentials; columnists have extracted culture war content; tabloid journalists have parroted shamelessly grossed-up figures and patrolled Bondi beach for …

Economics

27 Gifts Any Book Lover Should Add To Their Wish List

Because you can't just ask for a whole list of books... right? The products in this post were updated in October 2017.<p><b>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.</b>

Five documentaries to watch for this Oscar season

There's no Oscar category tougher to predict than documentary feature, but at this point in the year it's clear the academy has an embarrassment of riches to choose from — 145 have been submitted this year. There are no sure things, but here's a look at just a handful of the contenders.<p><b>"Best Worst</b> …

The Future of China’s Diplomacy in the Middle East

Despite its rising power, China should resist the temptation to become militarily involved in the Middle East.

The Fear of Hillary's Foreign Policy

Hillary Clinton’s nominating convention has focused on domestic issues, but her foreign policy has many anti-war Democrats worried, as she surrounds …

These 5 Facts Explain Hillary Clinton's Foreign Policy Evolution

“Do I contradict myself? Very well, I contradict myself.” So said Walt Whitman. Hillary Clinton’s critics say she shifts her positions for political …

After 15 years, the US's counter-terror strategy has 'unequivocally failed'

Apple and Google, two of the country's biggest employers, don't mess around with failure. Leaders either produce or they're gone. Major League Baseball and National Football League teams have one standard for their leaders: get us into the playoffs or you're fired.<p>The government's foreign policy …

Middle East

Tomgram: William Hartung, How to Arm a "Volatile" Planet

When American firms dominate a global market worth more than $70 billion a year, you’d expect to hear about it. Not so with the global arms trade...

What Trump and Clinton would mean for US foreign policy

<b>Who sits in the White House matters for the world. For the United States, despite all the reports about its relative decline and diminishing influence, remains the one truly global power.</b><p>This year's presidential race is being watched even more closely by governments and foreign ministers around the …

Cheat Sheet: A Guide To Foreign Policy Abbreviations & Acronyms

Making sense of current events on an international scale is a challenge, even for the brightest people. News coverage of global trade and financial markets has become an exercise in decoding an onslaught of abbreviations and acronyms. For ordinary citizens unsteeped in geopolitics, the jargon can …

Thirty of the best gadgets under £30

Over-ear headphones<p><b>Sennheiser HD 201</b> <b>(£16.99)</b><br>Arrestingly reasonable offering from the stately German brand, and they ain’t too hard on the ears either.<p>Gaming controller<p><b>Logitech F310 Gamepad (£26.99)</b><br>This console-style controller is compatible with a swath of new and classic PC games, as well as …

Gear & Gadgets