n.42 June 2012
Returning to Kabul after a six-year absence, the author finds a filthy fortress-city in which the Taliban square off against armed security contractors on a nearly daily basis. In the background is a growing resentment toward the foreign presence.
Though Aung San Suu Kyi has recently managed to win remarkable political concessions, Burma, or Myanmar, is still profoundly unsettled. Deep divisions between ethnic minorities risk boiling over into civil war unless the country finds a way to work with groups seeking autonomy.
by Farian Sabahi
In the Arab world and in Iran, artistic expression is intrinsically linked to resisting authoritarianism. The wave of changes sweeping Middle East has returned artists, videographers, documentary makers and webmasters to the forefront.
by Stefano Bottoni
Governing in Crisis