June 29th Issue

Brexit: The Aftermath

Britain polarized, markets slide, EU holds its breath. 


Xenophobia on the rise; Cameron out By Ben White In the early hours of Friday morning, Britain woke up to a political and economic earthquake. Asked whether or not the country should remain a member of the European Union (EU), a majority – 52 percent – of the population chose to leave. David Cameron had included the referendum as one of his pre-election manifesto promises, yet he – along with the leaders of all the main parties – had campaigned hard for a “remain vote.” Within hours of the result he had resigned, though will stay in office until a Conservative party leadership contest has taken place, intended to be completed by party conference in October. But the personal and professional consequences for Cameron and others pale into insignificance compared to the wider fallout. Brexit (Read More)

Inside Cover


Ramallah: A Standing Reminder

By Maher Abukhater Each one of Ramallah’s squares reveals a fascinating history. Mahmoud Darwish Square When the renowned Palestinian poet Mahmoud…

The Undesirables of Russia

Russia’s 12.5 million disabled people are rarely seen in public—and some Russians prefer it that way BY Marc Bennetts “I don’t…

The Doctor Won’t See You Now

Refugees in Turkey depend on illegal medical centers, but the Syrian physicians who run them are fleeing BY Zia Weise Four months…

Down Time

Yemen Cinema: Behind The Scenes

War, lack of funding and militia-imposed restrictions hamper Yemen’s cinema industry BY Mohammed Al Khayat and Yasser Rayes “Is there a cinema…

Land Ahoy: UAE Seafaring

UAE seafaring heritage revived with dhow racing BY Martin Dokoupil Once on the brink of extinction, traditional dhow sailing is…