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António Guterres: Healing a Fractured World

The world is in pieces. No longer the preserve of two competing global powers – or even a single triumphant one – today’s world is nobody’s backyard. Multiple powers have emerged that no longer expect, or strive for, hegemony far

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Michel Barnier: Keep Calm and Carry On

He has the patience of a saint – and then some. Former French minister of Foreign Affairs Michel Barnier has the unenviable job of explaining to the British government that Brexit means Brexit – to paraphrase Prime Minister Theresa May

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Kishore Mahbubani: The Pendulum of History

Kishore Mahbubani thoroughly enjoys yanking the West’s chain every now and then. The Singaporean diplomat has the uncanny ability to identify with pinpoint precision the weak spots in the discourse of developed nations, exposing embarrassing thought processes grounded in the

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Adrian Owen: Brain Whisperer

He is almost universally hailed as a miracle worker; a scientist who can release minds trapped inside bodies on artificial life support and suspended in a vegetative state. By using fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) and an array of new

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Antony Beevor: History as a Collection of Telling Details

He did it again and delivered an instant classic. After Stalingrad, Berlin, Crete, Paris, and the Ardennes, military historian and author Antony Beevor now revisits and re-examines the fighting in and around the Dutch city Arnhem in The Battle for

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Soledad Gallego-Díaz: Truth to Prevail at Spain’s Largest Newspaper

She is indefatigable in the defence of quality journalism and highly critical of the way the established press has reacted – or failed to do so – to the onslaught of alternative truths, fake news, and other forms of fact-free

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Natarajan Chandrasekaran: Ensuring Tata Group’s Future

India’s largest business by revenue, Tata Group comprises no less than 289 businesses that together have just breached the $100bn annual turnover mark. Though Tata Group shows no signs of slowing down, chairman Natarajan Chandrasekaran of the holding company Tata

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Jean-Claude Juncker: Holding the EU’s Ground

The butt of many jokes – not all of them in good taste – and a man who some love to hate, Jean-Claude Juncker has grown a thick skin and is not easily perturbed as he goes about defending the

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Antonio Banderas: Poverty Steals Potential

Antonio Banderas saw his own country shake off its backwater status and emerge as a progressive nation, leaving poverty and want behind. He knows this can be done in under a generation, requiring but determination and dedication. In 1960, when

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Nikolaj Coster-WaLdau: Indomitable

Helping stave off the advance of the White Walkers who threatens the North, Jamie Lannister promises a very satisfying end to the Game of Thrones saga which is now approaching its grand finale. Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who earlier this

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