Peter Frankopan

The Khazret Sultan Mosque in the sparkling new city of Astana, built at a breathtaking pace to replace Kazakhstan’s former capital Almaty

Kazakhstan is about the size of Europe — but we know almost nothing about it

2 February 2019 9:00 am

Kazakhstan, say signs by the side of the road in this vast Central Asian country, is ‘a land of unity…

The First Opium War: The East India Company’s Nemesis and other boats destroy the Chinese war junks in Anson Bay, 7 January 1841 [Bridgeman Art Library]

Global Britain was built as a narco-empire

4 August 2018 9:00 am

China, wrote Adam Smith, is ‘one of the richest, that is, one of the most fertile, best cultivated, most industrious…