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Living with war

We travel across Ukraine to find a nation fighting a war but also a people trying to prepare for a better future.

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Out of the rubble

Despite the ongoing war, Ukrainians are beginning to prepare in earnest for the national reconstruction that will follow.

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The art of mediation

Turkey has found itself with a new diplomatic purpose since Russia invaded Ukraine: the trusted mediator. After years of being seen as unreliable, even mercurial, by the West, and spats with neighbours, it is playing a key…

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Building bridges

In a rapidly changing world, a small school in Vienna is teaching the next generation of diplomats the subtle art of diplomacy.

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Building societies

From filling city skylines with farmland to rolling out comfortable flat-pack homes, here are 10 visionary schemes that could transform how our urban environments take shape.

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48. Get some perspective

Start the day with a proper hike. Fill your lungs with clean air, leave the city behind you and find a different outlook. This is the regular reset we all need – no crampons required.

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Shape of things to come

Although 2020 proved that some developments just cannot be foreseen, certain voices are better placed than most to predict the likely direction of the year ahead. We asked 10 experts in international and geopolitical aff…


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