Can the failure of the Yasuní-ITT Initiative be a lesson for a greener future?

The Ishpingo-Tiputini-Tambococha (ITT) oil fields are situated in the Yasuní national park, a biosphere reserve in the Ecuadorian Amazon - arguably the most biologically diverse region on the planet. The land is also...

US-China Trade War and the Future International Order

The current trade war between the United States and China has become one of the defining features of this year's news cycle. Tariffs have been threatened, then imposed, and economic changes have followed across...
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Miguel Hernando Torres Umba: “I didn’t realise the extent of the problem until I...

Plata or plomo? This is the question Miguel Hernando Torres Umba asks during his critically acclaimed production Stardust, a visceral education of the complex realities of the narcotics trade. Plata or plomo, silver or lead, your...

Remember, remember, 17th November?

As rebellions go, it was significantly less explosive than that planned by Guy Fawkes and his Catholic co-conspirators in 1605, aiming to blow up the House of Lords and kill Protestant King James I....

The aftermath of Honduras’ coup is fuelling a migrant crisis

The approach of the mid-term elections in the US has seen a sharp uptick in anti-immigrant rhetoric coming from the White House. On 16 October, Donald Trump sounded his discontent that a large group of...
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Luke Harding: “Russia hacking the US election was one of the greatest espionage operations...

There is a hint of admiration in Luke Harding’s voice as he talks about collusion between the Russian state and President Donald Trump’s administration. The Guardian’s former Moscow bureau chief is convinced of complicit dealings...

Jair Bolsonaro: Civilization and barbarism

Latin America's sharp turn to the right is set to be compounded on 28 October when, barring a monumental swing toward his competitor, Brazil's far-right presidential candidate, Jair Bolsonaro, will win the second round...
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Trade and geopolitics push Japan and China together

It was supposedly a quiet conversation that kicked off a diplomatic thaw. On the sidelines of the 2017 Asia Pacific Economic Corporation meeting in Da Nang, Vietnam, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke with Chinese...
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Constantine Louloudis: ‘Coaches must give athletes time to think about their future’

Rio 2016 Olympic gold medallist Constantine Louloudis believes that coaches must do more to help athletes prepare for life after sport, echoing comments made this week by legendary swimmer Michael Phelps, who demanded more...
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Czech society stills struggles with legacy of the Prague Spring

Photo credit: John W. Schulze The ‘Prague Spring’ is the short, 8-month period in the history of Czechoslovakia when artists, dissidents, and activists found some breathing room. It is often credited as beginning with Alexander...

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