Ian Birrell

3D-printed prosthetic limbs: the next revolution in medicine

The process could transform manufacturing and help the 30 million people worldwide in need of artificial limbs and braces.

There is strategy in the terror of Isis

The militants used the slaying of James Foley to sow panic among their rivals – and it's working.

The world’s megarich keep getting richer

Who is the richest person to have lived? Given the impossibility of comparing chariots with private jets, it is an absurd question.

Blair’s breathtaking humbug

Despite his dismal foreign affairs record, the former British prime minister still has his sights on a powerful position in the future.

My twitterspat with Paul Kagame

The Rwandan president was revelatory in his self-exposure. Shame so few of his own people saw it.

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