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Hollywood and China are unlikely business partners, but they may need each other.
These Cambodian women were promised a better life in China. Instead, they became pawns in a flourishing bride market.
Claire van den Heever is a Mandarin speaker, journalist and travel writer who is once again based in South Africa after nearly a decade in Asia. For more information ab
Trump was wrong about the “alt-left,” but most people aren’t quite right either.
Otherwise, social unrest will continue to escalate, and we’ll face a bleak future.
Akbar Ahmed is the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University in Washington, D.C., and the former Pakistani ambassador to the United Kingdom. He is the
Ioana Moldovan is a freelance photojournalist, documentary photographer and writer based in Bucharest, Romania. Her work has been published by The New York Times, Al Ja
And we’re on the verge of doing just that, says Yuval Noah Harari.