Coral Vita: Making reef rescue fun – and a business

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Gator Halpern, recently named 2018 Young Champion, and his project Coral Vita, founded in 2015 with one-time fellow student Sam Teicher, have already received many awards. Among them: Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2018...

‘American Kompromat’ excerpt by Craig Unger

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The following is an excerpt from the book 'American Kompromat' by American author and journalist Craig Unger published 26 January, 2021 (Penguin Publishing Group). You can read a review of this book by William...

The Balkans Wars: Return to Slavonski Brod

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Mladen Vladetić is standing in his old local park. It is called the “blue field” and it is surrounded by grim-looking tenements, their outer walls still scarred by shell impacts with great holes and...

Afghanistan: the abandonment of a nation

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In autumn 2001, having returned from Afghanistan just prior to the 9 September assassination by Al Qaeda of northern Afghan resistance commander Ahmed Shah Massoud and before its World Trade Center attacks, I was...

Notes from Oregon: At the centre of the fire storm

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September 11, 2020 As I sit down to write this, it feels like I’m writing a journal in a movie about Mars. A reddish-orange hue shines through my tightly shut windows. In a state where...

Can Hunting be a Viable Conservation Tool? Is it Time to Bite not Ban...

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It is easy to see why at first sight the idea that a rich trophy hunter paying tens of thousands of dollars to shoot an elephant, a lion or an endangered rhino seems in...

The Ethiopian-Tigray Conflict: View of a worsening situation from the other side of the...

Fleeing violence in Tigray, Ethiopia, more than 61,000 people have registered as refugees after crossing the border into Sudan since November 2020. Recently, I visited two refugee camps - Al Hashabat and Um Rakuba...

Coronavirus Stories: When uncomfortable becomes comfortable

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I am a city boy. Call that a curse or a blessing. But I also want to have my cake and eat it. I want the privilege of having a city life, but not...