As Britain’s death toll from Covid-19 passes 100,000, there is one burning question: why did so many have to die? Tom Clark, Gaby Hinsliff and Philip Ball chart the persistent failures—from both the chief scientists and the politicians. Former head of the Supreme Court Brenda Hale takes on the human rights sceptics and Rana Mitter asks whether China's grip on Hong Kong means the end of the historic freedoms in the city.
Wielding astonishing original research, including interviews with several of Osama bin Laden's wives and children, Clark and Levy offer an insight into the dynamics of jihadism—and the roles of Iran and Pakistan in promoting it
Calls for the Trump administration to get tough with Pakistan over its ambivalence toward the Afghan Taliban are misguided and likely to be counterproductive. The country has enough problems with Islamist terror