Singapore’s enlightened authoritarianism offers lessons about effective governance

Britain can take inspiration from other countries but it cannot merely imitate them

Xi Jinping’s cynical use of Confucius

A trek through the Hindu Kush to seek out the ancient Kalash people, who claim descent from Alexander’s army

COVID, nationalism and Beijing walls

How Shinzo Abe and his country resisted stagnation

A vast global market in stolen and forged art and artefacts has only grown in the context of the pandemic, but technology and international policing may be catching up

Richard Overy has done a signal service with this compellingly written, impressively researched book

Is the tide turning against Thailand’s oligarchy?