BUSINESS & DIPLOMACY
YEAR IN REVIEW
Much of what Bangladesh wants in 2017 depends on how the government manages militants as well as its political rivals
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.
With the film industry lagging in terms of diversity, what’s the impact on actors, and all those who help to create our imaginary worlds? By Patti Sonntag
When leaders use a democratic mandate to enrich themselves and crack down on the opposition, no one wins.
Tens of millions of people are in flight, and globalization has brought rapid, difficult changes to many economies around the world. Is democracy strong enough to withstand the challenges?