Worldbeaters: Michel Temer

Brazil’s oldest president – and architect of his predecessor’s downfall – is put under the spotlight.

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NI 500 - The exceptionally brave - 500th issue - March, 2017

Worldbeaters: Donald Trump

Ego? Tick. Money? Tick. Power-hungry? Tick. A disaster for the world? Tick.

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NI 499 - African village - January, 2017

Worldbeaters: Rodrigo Duterte

The president of the Philippines he may be, but his reputation is as a Dirty Harry of vigilante politics.

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NI 496 - World Fiction Special - Exquisite short stories - October, 2016

Worldbeaters: Avigdor Lieberman

Israel’s defence minister is a political chameleon and lightning rod for controversy, among other things.

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NI 495 - Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist - September, 2016

Worldbeaters: Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hawkish Hillary is a friend of bankers and warmongers, despite her Democratic credentials.

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NI 491 - Last stand - Saving the world's forests - April, 2016
The end of satire, Erdoğan-style (see: ‘Sense of humour’).

Worldbeaters: Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey’s president is one of the political class’s more humourless and intolerant specimens.

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NI 490 - Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West - March, 2016

Worldbeaters: Enrique Peña Nieto

The Mexican president may look like butter wouldn't melt... but looks can be deceiving.

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NI 488 - 10 economic myths - December, 2015
Holding court: the German finance minister has big plans for Europe.

Worldbeater: Wolfgang Schäuble

German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble: ruthless schemer and reactionary heavyweight.

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NI 486 - The transgender revolution - October, 2015

Worldbeater: Juan Orlando Hernández

Behind his fig leaf of respectability, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández hides some dirty secrets.

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NI 485 - Syria’s good guys - Inside a forgotten revolution - September, 2015
Narendra Modi

Worldbeater... Narendra Modi

The self-aggrandizing Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.

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NI 480 - The great green energy grab - March, 2015

The lowdown on Viktor Orban

The Hungarian Prime Minister is put under the spotlight.

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NI 477 - Big oil RIP? - November, 2014

Worldbeater... Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi - a big ego backed by military might.

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NI 476 - Cuba - October, 2014

Worldbeater: Yahya Jammeh

Paranoid, arrogant, moralistic and intolerant: step forward, Yahya Jammeh.

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NI 472 - Organ trafficking - May, 2014

Who is Olli Rehn?

Tough love, harsh truths, austerity cuts – it’s all in a day’s work for the European Commission's ‘archangel of fiscal sobriety’.

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NI 468 - Fracking - the gathering storm - December, 2013
Election-rigging, torture of opponents, widespread corruption... have marked his rule.

Azerbijan's pompous kleptocrat

Worldbeater dishes the dirt on Ilham Aliyev, master of autocratic self-enrichment.

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NI 459 - The feral rich - January, 2013

The dirt on Teodoro Obiang

Time to take aim at the tyrannical President of Equatorial Guinea in this month's 'Worldbeater'.

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NI 451 - Adapt or die - April, 2012
Family ties: Bashar and Maher al-Assad.

The al-Assad family

Syria’s ruling al-Assad family.

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NI 443 - The far right gets respectable - June, 2011

Ramzan Kadyrov

A profile of the President of Chechnya.

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NI 442 - Climate change denial - May, 2011
In the 1980s and 1990s Blankenship used scab labour and armed guards, the closure of union mines and a plethora of intimidation tactics to break the labour movement in the coal fields

Don Blankenship

Big coal equals big profits, so Don Blankenship doesn’t worry too much about pollution.

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NI 435 - Seed savers - September, 2010

Lakshmi Mittal

‘Son of the desert’ turned son of steel, Lakshmi Mittal is laughing all the way to the bank

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NI 433 - Deported! What happened next? - June, 2010

Sebastián Piñera

Chilean President Sebastián Piñera under the spotlight.

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NI 432 - Iraq - seven years later - May, 2010

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
The exceptionally brave - 500th issue March, 2017
African village January, 2017
World Fiction Special - Exquisite short stories October, 2016
Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist September, 2016
Last stand - Saving the world's forests April, 2016
Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West March, 2016
10 economic myths December, 2015
The transgender revolution October, 2015
Syria’s good guys - Inside a forgotten revolution September, 2015
Global banking now May, 2015
The great green energy grab March, 2015
Big oil RIP? November, 2014
Cuba October, 2014
Organ trafficking May, 2014
Fracking - the gathering storm December, 2013
Demolition job April, 2013
The feral rich January, 2013
Bad medicine November, 2012
Adapt or die April, 2012
The far right gets respectable June, 2011
Climate change denial May, 2011
Seed savers September, 2010
Deported! What happened next? June, 2010
Iraq - seven years later May, 2010
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