Rhys Griffiths

From the taming of the ‘Wild West’ to the lucrative wages of sin.

A geographical concept based on outdated European ideas of race – does 'Melanesia' exist?

Beyond the popular image of a harsh, vast expanse. 

‘The Welsh would be insuperable if only they were inseparable.’

On the coast of Rügen island in northern Germany is a beach resort fit for a Führer.

The North African country before and after Islam. 

One of the world's poorest countries, for much of its history Nepal has been hidden from the world.

First sighted in 1820, for much of human history Antarctica has been an abstract idea.

Uzbekistan, from Silk Road to Soviet Union.

A selection of our favourite articles from the past year.