Dispatches

The maverick movie director Emir Kusturica backs Russian expansionism in the Balkans  

In Nairobi, there is resentment that asylum-seekers are treated better than local people

In Reggio Calabria, ordinary people have had enough of the pro-EU elite

“It feels as if the country is beginning to unravel, that it is slipping towards ungovernability. Perhaps it can still be pulled back together but nothing is certain”

The claims of the pro-independence campaigners are historically dubious 

The US President may yet confound his critics

South Africa’s new leader has a near-impossible task ahead of him

Tirana, capital of Albania, has been transformed — a bustling, revitalised city, far from the repressive dictatorship of the past

Jacob Zuma’s hold on South African politics is weakening, throwing the ANC into crisis

Can the Libertarians break through America’s two-party system?