• People in metro, Tokyo. Photo: Rolf Georg Brenner / Contributor / Getty Images.Research paper

    Opportunities and Challenges for Journalism in the Digital Age: Asian and European Perspectives

    While the digital age poses a variety of serious challenges to the forms and finances of journalistic reporting, there is much potential for enhanced collaboration between Asian and European media organizations, writes Gareth Price.

    Dr Gareth Price
  • Hoping to make a little money from Sudan's ocean of black gold, a woman sells tea to roughnecks at an oil rig near Bentiu, Sudan. Photo by Getty Images.Research paper

    The Resource Curse Revisited

    A new paper finds that while natural resources may provide low-income countries with a significant development opportunity, the prevailing extractives-led growth agenda is in urgent need of re-evaluation.

    Professor Paul StevensGlada Lahn

    Jaakko Kooroshy, Former Research Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources Department, Chatham House (2011–14)

  • The World Today

    Putin's troll factories

    How Moscow controls access to western media 

    714Keir Giles
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    Review: Kafka in Saigon

    The Sympathizer
    Viet Thanh Nguyen
    Grove Press, $26. UK edition forthcoming

    714Lord Michael Williams of Baglan
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    War has made Syria’s media slicker and more responsive but the message is still selective

    As the country falls apart, normal life continues on Syrian state TV


    Jim Muir is a BBC correspondent based in Beirut, and has monitored the Syrian crisis since it erupted in March 2011. Any views expressed are his own

  • The World Today

    Review: Liberty, equality, fragility

    The History of Modern France: From the Revolution to the Present Day
    Jonathan Fenby
    Simon and Schuster, £25



    John Lichfield is France correspondent for The Independent

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    Sailing into the mafia’s arms

    The journey across the Sahara and the Mediterranean is not the only danger facing migrants fleeing Africa. Once they arrive in Italy, they are increasingly vulnerable to criminal exploitation.


    Simon Massey is a Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Coventry University

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    Reading list: Greece

    The 13th Labour of Hercules: Inside the Greek Crisis
    Yannis Palaiologos (Portobello Books £9.87)
    From tax-dodging ship-owners to self-serving functionaries, the Greek state is all but immobilized by constituencies that are determined to resist change. These pathologies of the Hellenic polity are analysed by a bilingual Oxford graduate who has enjoyed success not only as a reporter but as a satirical playwright. 


    Bruce Clark, author of ‘Twice a Stranger: How Mass Expulsion Forged Modern Greece and Turkey’ and The Economist’s Erasmus blog

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    Russia and the New World Disorder

    Bobo Lo examines the interplay between contemporary Russian foreign policy and a global environment that has rarely been more fluid and uncertain.

    Dr Bobo Lo
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    Interview: Philippe Douste-Blazy

    The French cardiologist, politician and pioneer of micro-levies explains how adding one dollar to every airfare has raised $2.1 billion and can be a painless solution to improve the health of the world's poor.

    714Alan Philps