Aidan Foster-Carter looks beyond the clichés of the secretive state.
A concise profile of the most recent countries featured in the New Internationalist magazine. See also our alphabetical list of country profiles before 2005.
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Louisa Reynolds on a country of great inequality still struggling with a legacy of civil war.
Tees Finch-Lees shines a spotlight on this north-eastern African country.
Filed in: Sudan
In less than five years, Burma has undergone widespread change. We explore its transformation in this month’s ‘Country Profile’.
Filed in: Burma
Tom Sykes considers a west African country full of contradictions.
Some analysts believe this is ‘Mexico’s moment’. Is it? Russell White takes a look.
Filed in: Mexico
The UN says it is at risk of descending into complete chaos. Ruby Diamonde provides an overview of a country in crisis.
A flourishing economy, more jobs and less poverty - is Bolivia a Latin American success story?
President Joyce Banda has the donors back on side but faces runaway inflation. Mabvutu Banda lays out the challenges ahead.
Filed in: Malawi
Another decade of living dangerously, despite a smart, engaged middle class and increasingly empowered poor.
Filed in: Indonesia
Contradictions and extremes on an island country ‘invented by colonization’.
Filed in: Mauritius