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Torn between China and Russia, and haunted by the ghosts of its communist past, Kazakhstan has taken an authoritarian turn.
One of the waiters dropped a mustard pot, which splashed Ian’s brown jacket; I leaned over to help, napkin in hand, and draped my sleeve in beef broth.
“You can’t avoid it. If Day Zero happens, Cape Town becomes a dysfunctional space.” But isn’t it already?
Estonia’s Swedes survived revolution, invasion and exile. Their struggles tell the story of 20th-century Europe.