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A shopkeeper in Dushanbe with his collection of Soviet paraphernalia for sale.

The dragon and the bear on the roof of the world

Cash-strapped but strategically important, Tajikistan is undergoing rapid change with its future increasingly being shaped by a power play between China and Russia. Klas Lundström reports.

Latest issue: May-June 2022

How we stop Big Oil

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Peter Whittaker, Jo Lateau and Amy Hall review the latest releases in radical publishing.

Bahia by Ana Carla Maza; Ghost Song by Cécile McLorin Salvant.

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This episode of the Taxcast explores the results of the Tax Justice Network’s Financial Secrecy Index 2022.

Steve Chandra Savale speaks to Subi Shah about music for spiritual change and social justice.

Steve Chandra Savale speaks to Subi Shah about music for spiritual change and social justice.

The rich and powerful are using ruinous lawsuits to target journalists and activists who hold them to account. Tina Burrett explores the threat.

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