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Why Turkification will never work

By Umut Ozkirimli

It is clear that a country as heteregenous and vibrant as Turkey cannot be held together by an autocrat who relies on a slim majority, no matter how fragmented the opposition is.


Nuclear waste: Planning for the next million years

By Ruby Russell

On the 31st anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, there is still no consensus on what to do about nuclear waste.

Why universal basic income is a necessity

By Yanis Varoufakis

A speech given by Yanis Varoufakis to the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute, for International Workers' Day arguing that a universal basic income is now a necessity in our attempts to civilise ...

Beat Box

By MC Ledbetter

Updated for May 2017. Every month we recommend a few classic music CDs that rarely see the light of day. This month sees: Jesus Guerrero, Budos Band, Dead Combo, Ebo ...

China must step up on climate leadership

By Joanna Lewis - Li Shuo

Where has the Trump administration left the US-China bilateral cooperation agenda?

Arts & Culture

Elahe – Voice of an Angel

By Mitra Hooshiar

The life and music of legendary Iranian singer Elahe, discussed by Mitra Hooshiar. Born in 1934 in the ancient city of Yazd in central Iran, she enjoyed her heyday during ...

The Desert of Forbidden Art

The Desert of Forbidden Art



Travel Writing

Across the Namibian Desert

Accompanying us each day was the sun's flaming orb, rising each morning and setting each night - an unvarying ball ...

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 ...

Political Tours

Political Tours