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“Black Dragon River” Russia’s wild window into China

By Jenny Johnson

Dominic Ziegler’s new book takes a journey down the Amur, one of Asia’s last free flowing rivers and the contested border lands of Russia and China where conservation has kept a fragile peace.


Overthrowing Dilma Rousseff

By Alfredo Saad-Filho

The judicial coup against President Dilma Rousseff is the culmination of the deepest political crisis in Brazil for 50 years. Despite strong media support for the impending coup, the PT, ...

Effect of shale oil on Arab producers

By Lutz Kilian

Lower oil prices are putting increasing pressure on Arab oil producers, and many pundits have been quick to blame US shale oil producers for the decline in prices and in ...

The consequences of Brexit

By Dhingra, Huang, Ottaviano, Sampson and Reenen

The economic consequences of leaving the EU are at the heart of the Brexit debate. This article studies how changes in trade and fiscal transfers to the EU following Brexit ...

How Mexico City slashed pollution levels by half

By Pierre-Marc René

Mexico's capital used to be the most polluted city in the world. Pierre-Marc René explains how it turned its fortune around.

Arts & Culture

The Theater of Peter Brook

By Geoffrey Heptonstall

Geoffrey Heptonstall on the unique talent and genius of theater director Peter Brook, from his early ground-breaking productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream and Conference of the Birds up to ...

The Desert of Forbidden Art

The Desert of Forbidden Art



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 ...

Travel Writing

A Taste of Moscow’s Tretyakov Gallery

Californian Artist, Irene Dogmatic is blown away by her first visit to the Tretyakov Gallery in the Russian capital. Here ...

Political Tours

Political Tours