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SEPTEMBER 2021 | NO 2109

CHINA

MIDDLE EAST

SOUTH AMERICA

Beijing, what’s left of communism? Tensions mount on the Socotra islands Can Pedro Castillo really unite Peru? The CCP now welcomes capitalists, as long as they are loyal and respect the rules | JÉRÔME DOYON ▶ p9

Yemen has paid little attention to its own strategic assets. Now the UAE is watching | QUENTIN MÜLLER ▶ p11

The schoolteacher who has become president will have to keep his early promises | ROMAIN MIGUS ▶ p12

SOUTH AMERICA

Upriver and back again in upper Paraguay The Aquidaban, spartan and erratic, provides a much needed lifeline to local communities | LOÏC RAMIREZ ▶ p14

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After Afghanistan’s wars Can the Taliban bring order to a fractured country? | Afghanistan special report ▶ p2-8

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