Kit Gillet is a freelance journalist currently based in Bucharest. His work appears regularly in the international press, for publications including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Foreign Policy and CNN.
Up Against the Wall

Up Against the Wall

Palestinians in the West Bank, quickly being sealed off behind a barrier, continue to live their lives in limbo. Kit Gillet looks at the reality on the ground following the collapse of the latest round of peace talks with Israel
Staying Power

Staying Power

In 2014 Romanians will have the right to work throughout the EU. Will everyone leave? The locals insist they want to stay and fix their nation.
Sichuan’s Tibetan Corner, Outside of Time

Sichuan’s Tibetan Corner, Outside of Time

Among the monks and novices of Tagong, a Tibetan community in neighbouring Sichuan province
City of Death and Life

City of Death and Life

For 6,000 people in the Philippine capital of Manila, living among the dead is preferable to running the gauntlet of the city’s crime-ridden slums. Kit Gillet reports
So, What’s It Like To Be Crucified?

So, What’s It Like To Be Crucified?

Enaje is visibly nervous, and with good reason. Tomorrow he will be strapped to a large wooden cross while thousands of people watch as 10-centimetre nails are driven through his palms and feet.
Delta Blues

Delta Blues

Kit Gillet journeys into the heart of Vietnam’s Mekong Delta and discovers the stark realities facing the poor farmers and fishermen already feeling the effects of rising sea levels
In China, foot binding slowly slips into history

In China, foot binding slowly slips into history

In the village of Liuyi, China, there are only about 30 women left who followed a once-common tradition that was painful but also bonded mothers and daughters.
Mao's Underground City

Mao’s Underground City

Under the streets of Beijing a warren of waterlogged and crumbling tunnels is all that is left of an underground city that was, just 40 years ago, expected to be a temporary home to 300,000 nuclear survivors.
Latest entries

Thirty-One Nil: A World Cup Odyssey, by James Montague

On the Road with Football’s Outsiders

Why 90 million euro ‘reprimand’ of Turkey could trip up peace in Cyprus

VP Joe Biden is making the highest level US visit to Cyprus in 50 years, after a European court last week ordered Turkey to pay Cyprus for its 1974 invasion of the island.

Hey Britain, about that flood of Eastern Europeans coming for your jobs….

British media and politicians warned that work-seeking Romanians and Bulgarians were set to swarm the UK this year. Except they never did, according to new government figures.

Age of Ambition

The complications and contradictions of China in a time of great change

Why the next few weeks will be crucial for Ukraine

Investors trying to gauge whether the Ukraine crisis has turned the corner or is headed for further escalation will likely get some important cues in the next few weeks.

The Danube: A Journey Upriver from the Black Sea to the Black Forest by Nick Thorpe

A trip along the length of the second longest river in Europe

Steep climb ahead if Moldova tilts to West

Few countries straddle the line between Russia and the European Union’s spheres of influence like Moldova, but that balancing act is fast approaching a crucial junction

Red equals danger in Bucharest, Europe’s earthquake capital

Assessing the problems facing Romania's capital, where hundreds of ornate buildings in the historic centre are in real danger of collapse

Fears that Moldova’s breakaway republic Transdniester could be ‘the next Crimea’

Russian military drills have been reported in Trandsniester, a strip of land sandwiched between Ukraine and Moldova

The growing risks of droughts & flooding rains

Making long-term predictions about precipitation is virtually impossible. But scientists believe that the recent proliferation of heavy rainfall events and heatwaves is proof that climate change is taking hold.

Ukraine economy will sink or swim on Kiev-Moscow ties

Russia's annexation of Crimea could have "profound adverse consequences for trade and investments between Ukraine and Russia.

Europe fears its dependency on Russian natural gas as U.S, EU sanctions near

With the Crimea crisis souring relations between Russia and the European Union, many European nations are increasingly concerned about their heavy reliance on Russia for natural gas.