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2017 in Review: Russia and Eastern Europe

In this series of articles, 2017 in Review, we look back at the year in each region of the world. Here, Thomas Brewis looks at Russia and Eastern Europe.   Unlike many parts of the world, Eastern Europe...

2017 in Review: Africa

“There is always something new coming out of Africa.” So said Aristotle almost 2300 years ago - and 2017 was no different. Long serving strongmen saw their decade-long regimes collapse into dust in the space...
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2017 in Review: The Middle East and North Africa

It's rarely a quiet year in the Middle East, even when the US president doesn't unilaterally reshape the prospects for peace in Palestine. 2017 has been heavily defined by the conflict between the region's...
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2017 in Review: Latin America and the Caribbean

In this series of articles, 2017 in Review, we look back at the year in each region of the world. Here, our Editor, John Bartlett, looks at the last 12 months in Latin America...
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2017 in Review: The environment

In this series of articles, 2017 in Review, we look back at the year in each region of the world. Here, Dafna Bitran Dirven looks at the environment and climate policy.   With average global temperatures continuing to...
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2017 in Review: The UK

In this series of articles, 2017 in Review, we look back at the year in each region of the world. Here, Roy Manuell looks at the UK's turbulent 12 months.   2017 has been a year...

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