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Starvation and Cholera in Yemen

By Adil E. Shamoo

Yemen is one of the poorest countries in the world. The war is taking Yemen back to the dark ages. It is an immoral war, and it is a humanitarian disaster. The United States cannot and should not participate in such a slaughter.

 

The web began dying in 2014

By André Staltz

It may seem as though nothing has changed on the web – but since 2014, Google and Facebook hace acquired direct influence over more than 70% of internet traffic. They're ...

The State of the Market

By Joseph E. Stiglitz

The right balance between the role of the state and the market is key for susccesful development. In this video, Joseph Stiglitz explains why they should complement each other. This ...

How did 1917 change the west?

By Sam Greene

The Director of the Russia Institute at King’s College London looks back at the significance of Russia's 1917 revolution. "Failed utopias lead to the death of idealism, and the likes ...

The origins of the Industrial Revolution

By Leander Heldring, James Robinson, Sebastian Vollmer

The Industrial Revolution is arguably the most important economic event in world history, and successful industrialisation continues to elude many developing countries today.

Arts & Culture

“The Constitution” by Rajko Grlić

By Lev Myshkin

Rajko Grlić's latest film "The Constitution" is excellent, profound and moving. Set in a building where the political tensions of former Yugoslavia are played out with a mixture of ...

The Desert of Forbidden Art

The Desert of Forbidden Art

Docfilmfest

Docfilmfest

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