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    Country Profile: United Arab Emirates

    Ibtisaam Babikr profiles the wealthy Gulf state determined to rehabilitate its image.
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    Country profile: St Vincent and the Grenadines

    James Schneider profiles the Caribbean nation, close to the Hugo Chávez-founded ALBA alliance but also to the UK, US and Taiwan.
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    Country profile: Moldova

    Conrad Landin takes a look at Moldova and its unresolved reckoning with a tormented past.
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    Country profile: Myanmar

    Preeti Jha profiles the Southeast Asian nation, two years on from its military takeover.
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    Country profile: South Korea

    Hailey Maxwell profiles the East Asian nation and its flourishing soft power.
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    Country profile: Angola

    Joana Ramiro summarizes the Southern African nation’s recent history of ‘European encroachment and African reinvention’.
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    Country profile: Nigeria

    Almost half of Nigerians want to move abroad in the next five years, Nosmot Gbadamosi writes, and the country’s population is expected to surpass that of the US by 2050.
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    Country profile: Belarus

    Alexey Sakhnin considers the country that made international headlines for massive anti-government protests in 2020 and from which Russia launched its recent invasion of Ukraine.
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    Country profile: Jamaica

    First came the Spanish, then the British, and then the austerity measures of the IMF. Christina Ivey on the Caribbean nation caught in a post-colonial predicament. 
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    Country profile: Ukraine

    Written well before Russia’s recent invasion, this 2020 profile of Ukraine, by Bennett Murray, provides context to the often-raised issue of fascism in the country.
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    Iraq: at a glance

    For so long subject to ‘the tyranny of strangers’, Zoe Holman explores the ongoing appetite for change in Iraq.
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    Country Profile: Argentina

    Massive foreign debts and an impoverished population are intensifying age-old conflicts over natural resources in this multicultural nation, writes Amy Booth.
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    Country profile: Namibia

    Last profiled in 1991, Namibia’s now younger electorate is calling for jobs and land justice amid a Covid-19-induced recession.
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    Country profile: Palestine

    Curfews, routine raids and land-grabs. Zoe Holman on what has become of the fragmented Occupied Palestinian Territories’ struggle for statehood since the 1993 Oslo agreement. 
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    Country Profile: Vietnam

    The Vietnam of yesteryear that many Westerners use as a reference point for the nation is long outdated, writes Bennett Murray.
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    Costa Rica: Country Profile

    Gustavo Fuchs takes a look at this country, nicknamed the ‘Central American Switzerland’.
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    Country Profile: Lebanon

    Civil war, ISIS invasions, mountains of rubbish. Reem Haddad reports from Beirut.
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    Country Profile: Libya

    Almost any Libyan can tell you the story of a relative or friend imprisoned, tortured, exiled or simply disappeared. Zoe Holman profiles this complex country. 
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    Fiji: really a tropical island paradise?

    Inclusive rhetoric by Fiji’s PM is belied by police repression, reports Wame Valentine.
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    Somaliland between clans and November elections

    Despite its ‘exceptional’ peace and stability, Somaliland remains fragile, says Claire Elder.
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    Stagnation, oil and oligarchy: a look at today's Algeria

    Power rests in the hands of a corrupt military and political oligarchy that denies people the right to self-determination, reports Hamza Hamouchene.
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    Country Profile: Nepal

    After the 2015 earthquake, foreign governments and organizations pledged $4.1 billion in gifts and loans, but funds are yet to be disbursed, reports Fiona Broom.
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    Country Profile: Cambodia

    Both cash flow and political power have remained concentrated in Cambodia, writes Zoe Holman.
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    Country Profile: Bolivia

    A flourishing economy, more jobs and less poverty - is Bolivia a Latin American success story?
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    Country Profile: Egypt

    Maria Golia considers Egypt's past, present and future.
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    Papua New Guinea

    A small group of islands with a long history
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    Brunei

    There is a little hole on the wall of every office, restaurant, reception area, hotel lobby, shop – even in the humblest of the living rooms – which serves as a formidable metaphor for the vicissitudes of power, prestige and privilege in Brunei.
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    Democratic Republic of Congo

    Corruption runs deep in Congo
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    Sierra Leone

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