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Brazil: the road to 2018

By Arthur Ituassu

The four years ahead promise dramatic developments for Brazil’s political environment, with economic and political turbulence that will probably make it a difficult period for Dilma Rousseff.


The new ‘Secular Stagnation hypothesis’

By Lawrence Summers

The notion that Europe and other advanced economies are suffering secular stagnation is gaining traction explains Lawrence Summers, President Emeritus at Harvard University.

Tayeb Salih, Sudan’s Iconic Novelist

By Allston Mitchell

"The genius of the modern Arabic novel". A literary icon in his native Sudan and throughout the Arab-speaking world, Tayeb Salih is the author of the world famous ...

Beat Box

By MC Ledbetter

Updated for November 2014. Every month we recommend a few classic music CDs that rarely see the light of day. This month sees: Carles Benavent, Tino Di Geraldo and Jorge ...

Forward Guidance

By David Miles

Professor David Miles, a member of the Monetary Policy Committee at the Bank of England explains that many central banks embrace forward guidance by announcing expected interest rate paths. But ...

Arts & Culture

Marius Petipa: the Tsar of Ballet

By Valentina Bonelli

Petipa was most probably the most influential ballet choreographer there has ever been. He was the Premier Maître de Ballet of the St. Petersburg Imperial Theatres from 1871 to ...



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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