An Australian view of China's rise
As China's neighbours eye its economic and military development with increasing caution, Kevin Rudd, Australia's foreign minister and former prime minister, discusses the challenges posed by the Middle Kingdom's dominance and the importance of multilateral negotiations
All aboard the Vivek Express
Our correspondent spends four days on India's longest train journey, from a remote corner of Assam in the north-east, to Kanyakumari in the far south. He chats with soldiers, cooks and a novelist, recording their conversations and snapping photos along the way
A necessary example of tolerance
A Swedish diplomat in Budapest, Raoul Wallenberg saved thousands of Jews from Nazi death camps. But in 1945 he vanished into the Gulag, never to be heard from again. On the centenary of his birth—and with anti-Semitism on the rise in Hungary—he is the subject of new tributes
United States: Moon Base Gingrich
Newt Gingrich has been touting space colonisation for three decades. But is the idea workable?
Middle East: Makeshift medicine
A rare glimpse inside the secret hospitals set up by opposition groups in Syria
Europe: Nastase nailed
Does the conviction of a former prime minister mean that Romania is finally getting to grips with its corruption problem?
Management: It's a dirty job
More and more business graduates are considering a career in manufacturing
Technology: Forget it
Thanks to digital technology, people can now remember nearly everything. It is high time they relearned how to forget
China: Man-made and visible from space
Satellite data reveal the true extent of air pollution around the provinces
Science: Walk this way
Urban planners increasingly put the needs of pedestrians before those of motorists
Technology: Ten million billion and counting
America is poised for a comeback in the supercomputing race—but is it willing to go the distance?
Technology: Difference engine
American carmakers may soon be mandated to build vehicles that consumers are not mandated to buy
Economics: Mick Jagger's top ten
A soundtrack for the World Economic Forum
Language: Enough English for public office?
A woman in Arizona is told her English is too poor to allow her to run for the city council
Sport: The magic formula
Why are Korean women so good at golf?