Enter the Professor, Putin’s Balkan stooge

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

Refugees are big business for the UN

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

Saving Europeans isn’t the Italians’ job

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

Is South Africa about to fall apart?

"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"

Catalan myths must now confront reality

The claims of the pro-independence campaigners are historically dubious 

Trump’s big gamble on North Korea

The US President may yet confound his critics

Cyril Ramaphosa’s poisoned chalice

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

Capitalist rebirth of Hoxha’s hellhole

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

The Dying Days Of Zuma’s South Africa

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

Unconventional Convention

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

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"