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

Bernard-Henri Lévy’s paean to Kurdish soldiers

In his new political film The Battle of Mosul, the French intellectual follows a group of Iraqi Kurdish soldiers.

/ April 6, 2017

Review: Everyone loses in the battle for the post-Soviet sphere

Blunders, bloviation and brinksmanship have once again turned Russia into the West’s bête noire.

/ April 3, 2017

Unearthing the French Jewish resistance

Ariane Bois’s novel Our Brothers’ Keeper captures the experience of Jewish resistance in Vichy France.

/ March 28, 2017

Italian TV show slammed for sexist segment

Eastern European women let their men rule, said the host.

/ March 21, 2017

Emmanuel Macron, the candidate of French expats?

Supporters of the former French minister of economy and presidential candidate started a New York branch of his En Marche! movement.

/ March 17, 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
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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

Russian influence in Europe: an elephant in the room or a paper tiger?

In Europe as in America, Russian economic, political and military influence is a burning issue.

/ March 7, 2017