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Four elderly women at work in the fields of South Korea’s countryside. ERLO BROWN/SHUTTERSTOCK

Country profile: South Korea

Hailey Maxwell profiles the East Asian nation and its flourishing soft power.

Latest issue: January-February 2023

The cost of greed crisis

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Universal, free access to electricity could be better for people and the planet. Nick Dowson explores how it could be done.

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Musical traveller Kishon Khan talks to Subi Shah about the levelling ability of the arts.

Gisella Ligios reports from Rojava on the threat of food and water insecurity, and its impact on farming livelihoods.

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