The Global Dispatches

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A flashpoint in South Asia?

By L K Sharma

“You question India’s territorial integrity, I will question Pakistan’s. You interfere in our internal affairs, we will interfere in yours.”


The ‘Ethiopian Spring’

By René Lefort

There is every sign that Ethiopia is plunging into a crisis whose scale, intensity, and multiple and interdependent drivers are unprecedented since the founding of the regime in 1991 explains ...

The ebbing Latin American tide

By Álvaro Marcelo García Linera

Vice President of Bolivia Álvaro García Linera believes that revolutions come in waves. We publish his address at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires (May, ...

Lorca: 80 Years in a Mass Grave

By Allston Mitchell

Along with Cervantes, poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca is one of Spain's most revered literary figures. However since his assassination by Fascist forces his body still lies undiscovered in ...

Europe needs its own Alexander Hamilton

By Sylvester Eijffinger

The ECB is under fire for its inability to stimulate Europe's economies. It needs an informal European ‘praesidium’ within the Eurogroup to coordinate wider stimulus and reforms.

Arts & Culture

Burhan Sönmez’s “Istanbul Istanbul”

By Bobbie Letterman

Review of a recently translated novel by celebrated Turkish author Burhan Sönmez. While unmistakeably political in nature, the individual stories eventually merge into a love poem to the city of ...

The Desert of Forbidden Art

The Desert of Forbidden Art



Travel Writing

Istanbul: The City of Four Seasons

"Istanbul is a city defined by water because its parts are separated by water. But the Bosporus is not merely ...

Travel Writing

Sailing the Southern Hemisphere

Following in the footsteps of Charles Darwin, our expedition took us from the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) to the spectacular land ...

Political Tours

Political Tours