Rhys Griffiths

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 published in 2017.

From slavery, sugar and the worst of western colonialism to reggae and Rastafari.

Exploring the history of the Korean peninsula beyond the north-south divide.  

From Arabia Deserta to Black Gold. 

Finland celebrates its centenary in December 2017, but the concept of Suur Suomi – ‘Greater Finland’ – has existed since at least the 18th century.

If Bolivia is so rich, why is it so poor? 

An ethnically diverse country of kingdoms. 

The Azeri magazine that told it like it was.