Category: Comment

There is no Italian word for “awkward”

If you ask Google to translate “awkward” into Italian, you get several results, but none of them is accurate.

/ October 13, 2017

Catalonia’s Independence Referendum, explained

Spain is clashing with Catalonia over the region’s bid for a referendum on independence. What’s happening and what’s at stake?

/ September 28, 2017

Analysis: New European-led initiative against terrorism online could suppress dissent

A new partnership between France, Italy and the UK to address internet terrorism raises the specter of criminalizing ideology.

/ September 23, 2017

Analysis: Ethnic politics are destroying Bosnia

Decades after the end of the Bosnian War, politicians preserve divisions.

/ June 7, 2017

Russian protests matter—but don’t expect a revolution

Putin takes them seriously. We should, too.

/ April 12, 2017

Analysis: Will Italian judges be the champions of LGBT rights?

While the Italian Parliament continues to pretend that same-sex families don’t exist in Italy, the courts may have a (partial) solution to the problem.

/ April 10, 2017

Serbia and Kosovo are pluming their war feathers

A series of incidents have revealed a gaping chasm in relations between the two governments.

/ March 16, 2017
Girls wearing hijab

European secularism took the wrong path

The European Court of Justice’s ruling on religious symbols in the workplace is an assault on religious freedom.

/ March 15, 2017

The Five Star Movement is a mess … but that won’t stop it from winning Italy’s next elections

There are many ways the populist party can overcome its current troubles.

/ February 23, 2017
European Student Conference

The European Student Conference opens up the policy discussion. It should go further.

Now in its third year, the ESC explored policy alternatives from the “human perspective.”

/ February 18, 2017