Environment

China’s urban waste pickers

Rarely do we stop and question where our waste goes and who collects and sorts it. Waste pickers work at the margins of our lives, removing things we don’t want to see.

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Global Economy

Dictators without borders

Each of the five Central Asian states, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan is home to consolidated authoritarian regimes and poorly governed states. After more than two decades of independence

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Global Economy

The rise of the Kleptocracy

In Western countries, large scale corruption is often seen as a problem of other places. But corruption in countries in Asia and Africa depends on a network of professional intermediaries

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Global Economy

Dark Money & Politics

Democracy is threatened by organisations such as the Institute of Economic Affairs that refuse to reveal who funds them. A mere two millennia after Roman politicians paid mobs to riot on

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