Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson is University Lecturer in Roman Archaeology at the University of Oxford.

Gaddafi’s Folly

Andrew Wilson, 27 June 2002

Colonel Gaddafi is building the largest aqueduct the world has ever seen. The Great Man-Made River supplies the cities of northern Libya with drinking water from beneath the sands of the south. Pumping stations at Tazerbo and Sarir in the eastern Libyan Sahara raise water from deep aquifers and convey it northwards to Benghazi and Sirt through 1500 km of pipeline. In the west, well-fields in...

What did happen? Ukraine

David Edgar, 21 January 2016

This is what​ it looks like from the West. A post-Soviet republic holds a presidential election which a candidate from the east of the country with criminal backing attempts to steal, provoking...

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Lukashenko’s Way

Jonathan Steele, 27 September 2012

The one thing most Europeans know about Belarus is that it has the most repressive political system and the most authoritarian ruler in Europe. The country’s parliamentary elections on 23...

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