Crack troops retake captured tanker by storm
Are special operations the future of war? Some argue that small and deadly forces are uniquely equipped to fight modern threats, but others think they can often simply make wars worse.
Tabby, or not tabby: that is the question
Are cats the best philosophers? A new book argues that they have a far better attitude to life than humans, and studying their behaviour can help to dispel many of our illusions.
Fear as the Magic Money Tree keeps on giving
Should we be relaxed about government debt? Spending and borrowing have risen astronomically in response to Covid-19, but governments seem less afraid of debt than in the past.