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Ukraine’s corrupt counter-revolution

By Sergii Leshchenko in Politics, January 7, 2017

In Ukraine, revolution and reform has given way to reaction, with vested interests entrenching themselves even further.

Catalonia revisited: farewell to great expectations?

By Patrice de Beer in Politics,

History has shown that the fight of even a united people for independence is often a hard and protracted struggle.

Another arrested revolution in the East

By L K Sharma in Politics, December 14, 2016

Donald Trump ought to thank Modi for showing the way to electoral success. More and more leaders are convinced that perpetual confrontation pays in politics.

Australia stalling on Great Barrier Reef protection

By Jon C Day, Alana Grech, Jon Brodie in Environment, December 9, 2016

The world’s most iconic reef needs far more help than Australia claims in its latest report to UNESCO.

Quo vadis, Europa? A conversation with Quentin Peel.

By Francesc Badia i Dalmases in Features,

Quentin Peel is an associate fellow with the Europe Programme at Chatham House and former foreign affairs editor with the Financial Times.

Trump Can’t Hold Back the Tide of Climate Action

By Oscar Reyes in Environment, December 6, 2016

Climate activists remain hopeful despite the potentially disastrous Trump administration.

Across the Namibian Desert

By Olga Iazzarelli in Travel Writing, December 4, 2016

Accompanying us each day was the sun’s flaming orb, rising each morning and setting each night – an unvarying ball of fire burnishing the red sandy deserts of Namibia.

Italy: the next domino to fall

By Michele Monni in Politics, November 28, 2016

In less than two weeks, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi might become the next victim of the current anti-establishment global trend, as Italians vote on a controversial referendum seen as a plebiscite on Renzi himself.

Xi’s “new era” of China-Latin America relations

By Matt Ferchen in Politics, November 24, 2016

Xi Jinping’s South America tour is an opportunity to improve trade terms between China and its partners, writes Matt Ferchen.

Ethiopia’s crisis

By René Lefort in Politics, November 19, 2016

Almost exactly a year ago, Ethiopia entered its worst crisis since the arrival of the regime in 1991. Last month, a state of emergency was proclaimed. These two events have generated a flood of commentary and analysis. A few key points, sometimes underplayed if not ignored, are worth closer attention.