Dispatches

“The first unusual characteristic was that Hof was a self-described pimp, the owner of several brothels in rural Nevada. The second was that, by the time election day came around, Hof was dead.”

“On one side is a government with a history of military overreach and ethnic cleansing. On the other is Chile’s poorest and most disenfranchised group rising up after centuries of mistreatment”

‘The last time we were in Kiev together, I was a toddler and my mother a young painter with dissident views’

Could the US midterm elections change the course of Trump’s presidency?

In Chemnitz, neo-Nazi street protests and rage against Germany’s liberal consensus erupt

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