Whitney Azoy’s Afghanistan: A Partial Comprehension – tales and photos from the pre-war

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When National Geographic Magazine commissioned me during the early 2000s to do a story that would ‘reveal’ Afghanistan in the wake of the U.S.-led NATO occupation, I was somewhat panicked. As with...

Murder in Room 117: How the assassination of one of America’s top diplomats helped...

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As a young foreign correspondent, I undertook my first reporting assignment to Kabul in October 1979, seven months after the killing of Adolph ‘Spike’ Dubs, America’s ambassador to Afghanistan, and two months...

Parag Khanna’s Latest Book: The Future is Asian

Asia is not a continent, Parag Khanna observes; it is an extended region that includes some five billion people, whereas China’s population accounts for a mere 1.5 billion. As Khanna sees it, It is...

All aboard India’s disappearing railways

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In this review for The Australian, the BBC's renowned former correspondent in India looks at the late Angus Mcdonald’s new book, India's Disappearing Railways: A Photographic Journey (Hardie Grant Books, $59.95). Sadly, McDonald suddenly died...

Paris to the Pyrenees: A Skeptic Pilgrim Walks the Way of Saint James. By...

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Travel-writing legend Jan Morris called David Downie's 2011 collection of essays about Paris "Perhaps the most evocative American book about Paris since A Moveable Feast."  Now Downie with his wife, photographer Alison Harris, has...

Paris to the Pyrenees: A Skeptic Pilgrim Walks the Way of Saint James. By...

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By the Editors Paris -- Travel-writing legend Jan Morris called David Downie's 2011 collection of essays about Paris "Perhaps the most evocative American book about Paris since A Moveable Feast."  Now Downie with his wife,...

Le droit au retour des réfugiés et déplacés palestiniens rend-il impossible la paix entre...

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Le chaud et le froid. La situation au Moyen-Orient connaîtra-t-elle un nouvel élan après le départ de Donald Trump, soutien inconditionnel du Premier ministre israélien Benjamin Netanyahou, l’arrivée de Joe Biden à la présidence des...

Cent ans de multilatéralisme actif à Genève

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EDITION FRANCAISE: L’éditrice Suzanne Hurter déclare dans un message filmé de présentation : « J’ai eu envie de réaliser cet ouvrage, lorsque j’ai appris que la Société des Nations fêtait son centième anniversaire. Il...

Outgrowing capitalism: a Geneva expert shows how and why we should do it

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Universal Basic Income (UBI) is definitely part of the answer Marco Dondi proposes for the multiple crises facing developed as well as developing countries. But the management specialist worries that setting the...