The tycoon-as-politician has become a type. Several countries have suffered their populist and self-serving politics, and Trump is set to become the most dangerous businessman-politician of all.
In the 2006 race for the post of UN Secretary-General, Under-Secretary-General Shashi Tharoor finished second, losing to South Korean Foreign Secretary Ban Ki-moon. Why did the US veto Tharoor’s bid?
Is the military in Myanmar simply lying in wait for a chance to regain total control? Renaud Egreteau is interviewed by CERI-Sciences Po.
The long retreat of the British-Indian army fighting in Burma during 1942 was given good coverage in the western press. Philip Woods’ new book is the first scholarly analysis of media coverage of this retreat, focusing on newsreel, magazine and newspaper correspondents.
A massive freight train from China, dubbed the ‘East Wind’, arrives in Barking, London. A courier of thousands of cheap Chinese goods, it is also marks changing times for global trade.
Somalis are returning from exile to help rebuild Mogadishu, but continue to face the threat of violence and an impenetrable bureaucracy.
Two Eritrean pilots are reported to have defected to Ethiopia. Martin Plaut investigates what truth there is to the story.
A look at the contentious Indus Waters Treaty to discuss the recent tensions between India and Pakistan over water sharing following the Uri attack.
Colombia’s narrow rejection of a historic peace accord with the FARC has cast doubt upon the country’s future. What hope now for peace?