Michael Robinson examines the political, economic and cultural mechanisms of China's growing global influence.
Lost Voices of Afghanistan
The BBC's War correspondent Jonathan Charles collects poetry from Afghan civilians reflecting on decades of conflict.
What sort of relationships do photojournalists form with the people and landscapes that are the subject of their pictures? Dalia Khamissy meets some of the families of the thousands of people who disappeared during Lebanon's civil war.
Inside the IMF
Is the IMF up to the job of fixing the global economy? Stephanie Flanders reports.
Wikipedia at 10
On the eve of its 10th birthday, the BBC goes inside Wikipedia to find out what makes it one of the world’s most popular websites.
Sheila Dillon looks at disappearing food tribes and finds out why efforts are underway to preserve indigenous food cultures.
The Foods that Make Billions
How have advertisers and brand specialists convinced us to buy a commodity that is sold for a great deal more than it costs to produce? Louise Hidalgo looks at the exponential growth - and the cost - of the bottled water industry.
Return to White Horse
"We took the decision to build a new city ten years ago - we had four objectives civilised, hygienic and scenic - with a focus on eco-tourism." Carrie Gracie returns to White Horse Village to see how the urbanisation of China is progressing.
Brazil: Lula's Legacy
As President Lula leaves office, Paulo Cabral assesses the economic record of one of the most popular politicians in Brazilian history.
Blind Man Roams the Globe
Peter White is blind, but travels all over the world for his job. By listening to the sounds of his surroundings, he gets to know a place. What does he discover about the cities of Istanbul and San Francisco?
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