From our local Jubilee street party. Neat (if unintended) summary of state of union, monarchy, hangovers….
What if Putin’s true goals are different? Branko Milanovic wonders if the West is playing into Putin’s hands, by building a ‘new iron curtain’.
A country-by-country guide to worsening drought in the Horn of Africa. (Actually, drought + war, as several people pointed out)
Yemenis are interested in more than just the satisfaction of essential needs (water, food, and shelter). Social capital is crucial in maintaining a semblance of normal life during conflict. Lovely, human research from ACAPS project ht Tobias Denskus
Will the detective investigating your murder be….. ht Alasdair Beckett-King
And two neat graphics from the Economist:
East Asian fertility rates have fallen so fast, that Japan has been overtaken by most of its rich neighbours. Now on a par with China at 1.3 births per woman, cf S Korea at 0.7. Replacement rate is 2.1 They’re gonna have to rethink attitudes to immigration!
Of roughly 30,000 seasonal-work visas issued to workers to pick the UK’s 2021 berry harvest, 67% went to Ukrainians and 8% to Russians. Pick your own this year, I think.
School disco, Northern Ireland, 1960s. Wild.