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Immigration Statistics

Home Office

Heather Stewart et al in the Guardian, ‘Theresa May’s determination to continue counting foreign students in the government’s immigration target left her increasingly isolated on Thursday night, after official figures revealed that fewer than 5,000 a year stay on after … read more

The Qatar Crisis & Scientists

Ehsan Masood is former editor of Research Fortnight and author of several books including Science and Islam: A History. Writing in the 17 August 2017 issue of Nature: “. . . Last month, the tiny oil-rich nation of Qatar filed … read more

The ‘British Islam’ project

Extracts from the CoolnessofHind blog Deformation of Islam and the neo-conservative threat to society, ‘. . . In Britain, as well as other states around the world, imperialism has transitioned from colonialism, through the globalised, epistemologically Western human rights discourse, to its … read more

Canon fodder for ISIS

Martin Chulov in the Observer, ‘. . . Up to 1,000 jihadists are thought to have been smuggled back to Morocco and Tunisia from the battlefields of Islamic State’s now crumbling caliphate. About 300 are thought to have returned to Morocco, … read more

On Barcelona

Simon Jenkins in the Guardian, ‘Europe has endured seven acts of vehicle terrorism in the past year, and the Barcelona killer was apparently able just to walk away. What on earth can be done? Events yesterday in Calatonia suggest that, … read more

Turkey-China relations

Shazad Shafqat in atimes.com, ‘Turkey appears to have forged an epic bilateral security agreement with China. Mevlut Cavusoglu, the Turkish foreign minister, briefed reporters in Beijing on Thursday while on a state visit to China. He categorically stated that any … read more