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Brazil: Marina Silva’s chance

By Arthur Ituassu

A charismatic environmentalist is now leading Brazil’s presidential race. Can she win and create the new politics she promises? There are worries about her messianic character, her links to evangelicals and her lack of formal political support in Brazil’s congress.


Palestine and the ICC

By Victor Kattan

After a long process, various options are still open for Palestine with respect to joining the ICC explains Victor Kattan, a policy advisor to Al-Shabaka, The Palestinian Policy Network, writing ...

Capitalising the Future

By Ronen Palan

The wealth of the superrich is tied up in complex leverage schemes and esoteric predictions about future earnings, making it much more complex and volatile than most economists recognise explains ...

The 100 Years War and the Making of Modern Europe

By David Green

English and French nationalism were forged through centuries of bitter military rivalry that carved out a new European, and ultimately global, order.

Opening wounds

By Ekrem Eddy Güzeldere

Brazil was ruled by the military for 21 years from 1964 to 1985. In 1979 the generals gave themselves an amnesty for crimes committed during the dictatorship. However, since 2012, ...

Arts & Culture

Encounter at the crossroads of Europe

By Will Stone

Stefan Zweig was one of the most famous writers of the 1920s and 30s. Will Stone explores the importance of the Austrian’s early friendship with the oft overlooked Belgian poet ...



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Travel Writing

German Brazilians in Southern Brazil

German immigration to Rio Grande do Sul is celebrating its 190th anniversary this summer. Despite the ban on German schools ...

Travel Writing

Travels Through Rural China

Returning to China after several years absence, Olga Jazzarelli describes the dramatic changes in China's social, cultural and physical landscapes ...

Political Tours

Political Tours