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Fleeing oppression in Turkey

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
Fleeing oppression in Turkey

ATHENS — A father runs across the park, his seven-year-old daughter in tow and all his worldly possessions crammed into two overloaded backpacks, one on each shoulder. In his pocket, he has tickets to Milan for which he paid 35 euros each. Why Milan? Because it was the cheapest European destination the day he bought the […]

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Innovation at Kazakhstan’s EXPO

| September 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
Innovation at Kazakhstan’s EXPO

Innovation need not be complicated. In fact, some of the most ingenious submissions to EXPO 2017’s Energy Best Practices Pavilion were the kinds of things that make you slap your forehead and ask, “Why didn’t I think of that?” The theme of EXPO 2017, held between June and September in Astana, Kazakhstan’s young, thoroughly modern […]

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Poland’s resurgence

| April 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
Poland’s resurgence

“In the resigned faces of the people of Tarnopol, I felt a tragic knowledge I could not quite understand, but which touched me deeply. They knew that the Polish state was crushed. More accurately than all the ‘intelligentsia’ of Warsaw, than my friends with connections, than my highly educated fellow officers, they knew what was […]

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The land once known as Formosa

| July 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
The land once known as Formosa

Today’s Taiwan was once called Formosa, a name that means “beautiful island” in Portuguese and Latin. You’ll soon see it deserves its former name should you come to visit this country, with its colourful past and continuing status as a region that acts as an independent, democratic state, though it’s only formally acknowledged as such […]

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Olympic fever

| April 12, 2012 | 0 Comments
Olympic fever

The clock in London’s Trafalgar Square is counting down the hours until the British capital hosts the world’s biggest sporting event (July 27–Aug. 12). You can check out British High Commissioner Andrew Pocock’s report on “the Austerity Games” on page 34. Here at Diplomat, though, we’re doing a count of a different sort. In anticipation […]

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A tale of two capitals of culture: Tallinn and Turku

| December 2, 2010 | 0 Comments
A tale of two capitals of culture: Tallinn and Turku

“What role can singing play when a nation is faced with annihilation by its neighbours? Can culture hold a people together?” So asks The Singing Revolution, a documentary film made in 2006 by James and Maureen Trusty about how the tiny nation of Estonia ultimately sang itself free. To get to the essence of Estonia, […]

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