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The Baltic States in a Post-NATO Environment: An Interview with Edward Lucas

<b>The British journalist Edward Lucas is currently a senior editor at The Economist and one of the best-known writers on Eastern and Central Europe. A</b> …

Top five annoying people on social media this summer

1. The exclaimer<p>Ashen-faced Londoners are panic-buying sandals, Pimm’s and those Chinese sky-lanterns that definitely won’t set everything on fire: …

England

Expert guide to Amsterdam

Essential contacts<p><b>British Embassy</b> (00 31 70 427 0427), Lange Voorhout 10, 2514 ED, The Hague<p><b>British Consulate-General</b> (0031 20 676 4343), Koningslaan 44, 1075 AE, Amsterdam<p><b>Emergency services:</b> dial 112. For non-emergency police matters dial 0900 8844<p><b>Tourist office and information:</b> the Tourist Office …

Zika Raises the Question: Are Mosquitoes Necessary?

The insects are crucial pollinators for many plants—including orchids—and food for a range of species.<p>The mosquito—tiny, frail, eminently squishable, and yet capable of such destruction.<p>In the wake of a rapidly expanding Zika virus epidemic, many have talked of declaring war on the insect …

Public Health

World's Largest Aircraft Takes First Flight

The world's largest aircraft, the Airlander, took its maiden flight at Cardington airfield north of London on Wednesday.<p>Airlander is part blimp, part …

We are now entering the Age of Stupid. How did our voters become so credulous?

Politics has passed through many epochs. There have been eras of isolationism, or imperial conquest, or egalitarianism, or nationalist aggression. Now, in the transatlantic sphere at least, we seem to be entering a new historical phase: the Era of Stupid.<p>American and British politicians at the …

Political Science