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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

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

ANDY K USING SHUTTERSTOCK

Kathleen Nolan examines a simplistic non-solution to complex problems.

Unstoppable: Celebrating Pride in central Istanbul on 30 June 2019, despite the ban on the event. MURAD SEZER/REUTERS/ALAMY

Branded as terrorists by President Erdoğan’s hardline regime, LGBTQI+ people in Turkey are finding ways to express themselves and build solidarity, writes Tuğçe Özbiçer.

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