The 100 million city: is 21st century urbanisation out of control?
April 6, 2018

Projections suggest cities will swell at an astonishing pace but whether that means our salvation or an eco-disaster is by no means certain

The 1960 street map of Lagos, Nigeria, shows a small western-style coastal city surrounded by a Continue reading

How the heroin trade explains the US-UK failure in Afghanistan
February 3, 2018

The long read: After 16 years and $1tn spent, there is no end to the fighting but western intervention has resulted in Afghanistan becoming the worlds first true narco-state

After fighting the longest war in its history, the US Continue reading

‘Rape is a rampant issue’; taboo drama Verna battles the censors in Pakistan
December 3, 2017

Rejected for its edgy content, Shoaib Mansoors timely revenge thriller has finally made it into cinemas after a public backlash. Is the countrys film industry ready for change?

In recent years, Pakistan has seen a huge resurgence of its film Continue reading