Alex Gallafent

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London 2012: When the Party's Over

This summer Britons have feasted on national celebrations including the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and London's Olympic Games. When the Paralympic Games conclude in a few weeks, Britain will have to get back to reality. And that might not be easy.

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Global Politics

The evolution of Karzai

Since US forces ousted the Taliban in Afghanistan in late 2001, the face of Afghan leadership has belonged principally to one man: Hamid Karzai. The World's Alex Gallafent looks at the changing image in the west of Afghanistan's president, Hamid Karzai.

Arts, Culture & Media

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The latest album from Randy Brecker is dedicated to his brother, Mike Brecker, who died in 2007. Randy talks about how the desperate search to help Mike led him to his family history, and to creating the album. The World's Alex Gallafent has the story.

Global Politics

No Ibrahim prize

The World's Alex Gallafent reports on the controversy surrounding this year's Ibrahim Prize for excellence in African leadership. The award committee decided there was no candidate worthy of the honor this year.

Global Politics

China's lost art

China will send a team of experts around the world to catalog cultural relics it claims were looted from Beijing's Old Summer Palace. The World's Alex Gallafent looks at an episode many Chinese regard as one of the most humiliating in their history.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

The World's Alex Gallafent profiles Black Sea Hotel, a four member choir from Brooklyn, New York. It's members are American women. But they sing folk music from the Balkans.

Global Politics

Valedictory dispatches

Here's a satisfying day-dream: you have quit your job, but you're encouraged to write down your opinion about the whole thing � and then publish it to your colleagues. Well, that was long standard practice for British diplomats. Alex Gallafent reports