Bottled Water: How Pure Is It?

Microplastics from plastic water bottles can be found everywhere — in meat and dairy products, fish, human blood and even close to the summit of Mount Everest.

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Deepening Transatlantic Cooperation

The world faces many challenges. More intense cooperation between the United States and the EU can help solve them.

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Big Food Biz Vs. the Amazon Rain Forest

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How to buy meat responsibly, plus: A recipe for Ossobuco

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Is Russia Fascist?

No previous fascism made it past its youth. This one is a late-stage fascism. It necessarily takes some styles and structures from late-stage Soviet Communism.

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Empress Angela and Her Two Big Sins

Reflections on the former German Chancellor’s sense of her own record and responsibilities in dealing with Putin, Russia and Ukraine.

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China’s Curious Choice to Stand with Russia

In contrast to Putin, President Xi at least seems focused on the long game for his country. But why is Xi then supporting Putin’s win-today, lose-thereafter venture?

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Why Pretend It Is Meat?

Face the facts about meat consumption and drop the replicas. Plus, A recipe for mushroom, fingerlings and goat’s cheese melt.

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Why Brexit Has Been Good for Ukraine

Russia’s war against Ukraine provided Boris Johnson with a unique opportunity to highlight Britain’s international leadership credentials.

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Mélenchon as Putin’s Useful Idiot

The leader of France’s left says he runs against what Macron stands for. But despite his populists’ airs, he pushes Putin’s European policy goals.

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The Impossible City: A Coming-of-Age Hong Kong Memoir

Karen Cheung’s first book charts the acceleration of a vanishing way of life in Hong Kong amid China’s creeping influence.

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