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The Broker magazine features expert contributions at the forefront of international development debates. Our stories go beyond mainstream discussions, putting new or different developments into perspective.

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The fog of war – War and occupation in Iraq

Before history repeats itself, it must be investigated. The invasion and occupation of Iraq, according to nine recent books, can be described as a string of conscious and politically guided mistakes – with disastrous consequences.

Livestock’s long shadow: Livestock and climate change

Anyone who wants to help prevent climate change would do better to give up eating meat rather than their car, suggests a recent FAO report.

Editorial: Breaking down barriers

Development professionals, policy makers and scientists in the field of global issues have for a long time been separated by institutional boundaries, cultural barriers and poor communication. But for some time now the trend has been towards integration, cooperation, forging linkages and bridging gaps.

Defining the middle class

From an economic perspective, the middle classes can be defined in two ways: in absolute terms, referring to a specific income level which is equal…

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