• May 27, 2017
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  • A side-effect of peace in Colombia
    May 24, 2017 By Nick Miroff
    The cash benefits available through the peace deal appear to have created a perverse incentive for farmers leading to a cocain boom in America
  • How Venezuela stumbled to the brink
    May 24, 2017 By Max Fisher and 
Amanda Taub
    The government is too authoritarian to coexist with democratic institutions, but too weak to abolish them without risking collapse
  • India’s beef exports hit by cow vigilantism
    May 17, 2017 By Narendra Kaushik, Special to Weekend Review
    A state government drive against slaughterhouses and cow-protection vigilantes are causing delays in deliveries of beef consignments
  • A way of life melting away
    May 17, 2017 By Chris Mooney
    After being displaced from their native village, a Greenlandic Inugguit community faces a new threat: climate change
  • Banning alcohol in Rajasthan, one vote at a time
    May 04, 2017 By Rakesh KumarSpecial to Weekend Review
    Village councils in the Indian state sign petitions to shut down alcohol shops but the administration is dragging its feet over fears of loss of revenue
  • ‘Behave, or we’ll get tough’
    May 04, 2017 By Geeta Anand
    Alcohol ban in the Indian state of Bihar is a success as women are taking matters into their own hands to enforce a prohibition law
  • No pineapples harmed to make Pinatex
    Apr 27, 2017 By Mythily Ramachandran, Special to Weekend Review
    Developed by Dr Carmen Hijosa, the strong and versatile leather-like material is made using fibres extracted from the leaves of the plant
  • Run by an international nonprofit aid group, a rock-climbing programme trains young Jordanians who remain vulnerable to the threat of violent extremism
  • Somalia’s pirates are back in business
    Apr 27, 2017 By Jason Patinkin
    Lawlessness onshore is fuelling a resurgence of crime on the high seas
  • India’s new breed of snake catchers
    Apr 19, 2017 By Narendra KaushikSpecial to Weekend Review
    Rescuers aren’t motivated by money – they do it for a sense of adventure and to preserve nature’s ecological balance
  • Saving an Afghan symbol, with Afghans only
    Apr 19, 2017 By Rod Nordland
    An exercise in national pride, the project to rebuild the Darulaman Palace — ruined by four decades of war — is currently under way, with no foreign help
  • Kazakh capital is growing real roots
    Apr 05, 2017 By Anne Barnard
    Bustling with business travellers, Astana offers tourists and residents indoor entertainment in forbidding weather
  • In France, a way of life fades
    Mar 29, 2017 By Adam Nossiter
    Fears of a decline in ‘Frenchness’ rise as the European nation is losing the core of its historic provincial towns
  • Germany ratchets up military might in Europe
    Mar 29, 2017 By Anthony Faiola
    Nowhere is the prospect of a new future playing out more than in Lithuania where nearly 500 German troops have been deployed
  • A change in admission quotas sends some parents protesting in the streets
  • Egypt lifting veil on sexual violence
    Mar 15, 2017 By Heba Afify
    Since the 2011 revolution, advocates have made steady progress in raising awareness of violence against women