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The Balmis expedition

How did a simpleton king obsessed with hunting end up financing the first-ever global immunisation campaign? The year was 1803 and the...

Balkan guns for hire

Serbian, Kosovar and Albanian mercenaries are popping up wherever there is a war to be fought. Seasoned combatants, veterans from seven Balkans...

The antidote to ISIS is a Mideast renaissance

A new generation of young Muslims can counter the jihadi. The recent ascent to power of ISIS and its leader Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi...

EDITOR’S NOTE – Chocolate and a plague

A Belgian chocolate maker has changed its name from ISIS Chocolates to Libeert in order to avoid an inadvertent association with the Islamic State...

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