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A story goes around the world (Issue III/2020)

A big step backwards

by Shi Ming

Cultural relations between China and the West have been steadily expanded over decades. But under Xi Jinping the dialogue has ground to a standstill. Are we about to wind back the clock?

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A story goes around the world (Issue III/2020)

From the underground

by Kai Schnier

Dog-fighting rings, sex clubs, Kurdish street fighters: the photographer Çağdaş Erdoğan documents people in lawless spaces, far beyond the control of the Turkish government.

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Someone else's paradise (Issue IV/2019)

“I just had to take a stand”

an interview with Arshak Makichyan

It is a hard struggle to protest climate change in Russian capital, explains Arshak Makichyan.

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Someone else's paradise (Issue IV/2019)

Not a short episode

by Chandrahas Choudhury

The reelection of Prime Minister Narendra Modi caught many Indians unawares. Now they are worried about the health of their democracy.

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Nonstop (Issue III/2019)

“People in Turkey didn’t think it would get that bad”

an interview with Ece Temelkuran

In an interview, the author and journalist Ece Temelkuran points out the parallels between the right-wing populists in Turkey, the United States and Europe.

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Nonstop (Issue III/2019)

Trimmed eyebrows

by Kim Chan-Ho

In South Korea it is common to see men with make-up.

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Guilt (Issue II/2019)

A revolution like velvet

by Karen Tovmasyan

A year ago, Armenians flooded the streets and peacefully chased their prime minister out of the top office. How is the country doing today?

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Guilt (Issue II/2019)

“We're all aboard the Titanic”

an interview with Federico Demaria

Growth will ultimately lead us to our downfall, reckons the environmental economist Federico Demaria.

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Above (Issue I/2019)

Bye Bye Britain

by Jess Smee

How Britain's cultural scene is squirming at the prospect of Brexit.

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Above (Issue I/2019)

No Room for Roma

by Hacer Foggo

Historic Sulukule was the first neighbourhood in Istanbul to fall victim to the Turkish construction boom. 

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Above (Issue I/2019)

The House of the Half Moon

by Alfredo Jaramillo

The first Argentinian clinic that uses a combination of conventional medicine and traditional healing will open this year in Patagonia. Patients will be treated with the power of fire, herbs and even regular pills. 

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Poorest nation, richest nation (Issue III+IV/2018)

Japanese Only

by Pallavi Aiyar

The myth of the population's racial purity has prevented Japan from starting a long overdue discussion about racism.

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Poorest nation, richest nation (Issue III+IV/2018)

What remains of Hungary

by György Dalos

In 1920 the country lost a third of its population through the Treaty of Trianon - that has left a lasting trauma.

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Heroes (Issue II/2018)

On Europe's northern edge

by Doris Wöhncke

Natural gas has brought wealth and work to Hammerfest. But not everyone is happy about the development.

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Heroes (Issue II/2018)

A big prison

by Reagan Mwanaweka

More and more young people are pushing for change and joining Congo's Lucha movement, despite the risks.

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Earth, how are you doing? (Issue I/2018)

Second Hand in La Paz

by Rery Maldonado

Illegal imports of European brands are hurting Bolivia’s once vibrant textile industry.

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Une Grande Nation (Issue IV/2017)

Manila Calling

by Barbara Brustlein

Around a million Filipinos work in the call centre business. They answer their phones day and night, dealing with complaints and taking care of other people’s homework.

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Une Grande Nation (Issue IV/2017)

Hotspot Hong Kong

by Minh An Szabó De Bucs

The former British colony wants to become a metropolis of culture. To do so, it is developing a stretch of waterfront into an arts district. 

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Une Grande Nation (Issue IV/2017)

The sound of the Levant rising

by Ulrich Gutmair

Israeli bands and DJs are becoming increasingly enthusiastic about music from neighbouring Arab nations. 

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