Jamie Hawkins

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Questioning Saudi Control of Mecca

As the world braces for what may be fresh terror attacks by Islamic State, Muslim scholars, clerics and lay people are speaking up about troubles within the house of Islam. The culturally diverse and decentralized Muslim populations of the 21st-century are dealing with the implications of not …

Meet the 12 most exciting under-19s in world football

1. Martin Odegaard (Real Madrid)<p>There aren’t many talented prospects who have become household names across the football world by the tender age of …


Just one attack away from the abyss: America is on the brink of a revived politics of fear

If the response to the Paris atrocity is a guide, then a return to the post-9/11 Bush years is closer than we think<p>A few weeks ago, I spoke with the New York Times’ Charlie Savage about “Power Wars,” his new book on the Obama administration’s counterterrorism policies. Savage’s book is long and …

Political Science

Before-and-after pictures show how climate change is destroying the Earth

In late September, the British government pledged £5.8 billion ($8.8 billion) to tackle the problem in developing countries, and many other governments worldwide are also pouring money into solving the problem.<p>A steadily-warming planet affects the environment in different ways.<p>Rising global …

Climate Change