BUSINESS & DIPLOMACY
YEAR IN REVIEW
Whether high on ecstatic wins or low on crushing losses, the story of Bangladesh cricket in 2016 never lacked excitement
2016 as it was
STATE, INSTITUTIONS, POLICIES
Highlights and shadows
Plan the year ahead with international events including a pop-up festival in the south african desert and a “star trek”-themed cruise. By Masha Goncharova
© 2016 The New York Times Distributed by The New York Times Syndicate OCTOBER TRUMP MAKES LEWD REMARKS ABOUT WOMEN Leaked audio of the Republican presidential nominee...
© 2016 The New York Times Distributed by The New York Times Syndicate JULY: VIGILANTE VIOLENCE IN THE PHILIPPINES Rodrigo Duterte, president of the Philippines, was elected...
The works of art that were among the most discussed of the year were monumental, historical, environmental. A lake-spanning installation by Christo and Jeanne-Claude, JR’s billboard-sized artworks at the Olympics, and a replica of one of Syria’s most prized archaeological treasures, a Roman arch that stood in Palmyra, all filled in blank spaces, reminding us of what was missing or what we hadn’t yet explored. Here, the creators explain their work.
For the average Bangladeshi, it is self-evident that ‘innovation’ is not working and it feels superfluous to have to cite data or arguments either way. The deficiencies in the country’s innovation processes are world-beating: the 2016 WIPO Global Innovation Index (GII) ranks Bangladesh 117 out of 128 countries.
Millions around the world are fleeing repression and violence. Should societies never close their doors to the needy and oppressed? By The New York Times
Robots will soon creep into every area of our lives — and we will hand over our responsibilities without a second thought. By Liu Cixin