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
Heroes' Square

In New York City, a search for answers for Europe

Scholars at NYU conference ask whether the EU will survive low growth, nationalism and the pressures of globalization.

/ February 21, 2017

Review: Abroad and alone in David Szalay’s All That Man Is

Behind the malaise, witness the slow death of a European ideal.

/ February 20, 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

Alexander Dugin is not Rasputin: he’s another tool in the Kremlin toolbox

Vladimir Putin exploits the Russian far-right, not the other way around.

/ February 17, 2017

Review: Rainbow Republic lampoons Italian foot-dragging over LGBTQ rights

In his latest novel, Fabio Canino imagines a country set aside for minorities still stifled in his native Italy.

/ February 14, 2017
Anti-Pride protest

LGBTQ advocates face uphill battle in the Balkans

Although nondiscrimination laws are on the books, researchers say that they go unenforced.

/ February 13, 2017

Watch: Who ever heard of Ukrainian tango?

Tango made it all the way to Ukraine in the 1920s and 30s—and all the way uptown last weekend.

/ February 10, 2017
Photo by Evgeniy Isaev, licensed under CC BY.

From one-man pickets to flashmobs, Russian protesters get creative

Research presented Tuesday at Columbia reveals patterns of dissent in Putin’s Russia.

/ February 10, 2017

Watch: Manhattan discovers regional Italian cuisine

A new generation of Italian chefs is bringing a selection of regional dishes to New York’s finest restaurants.

/ February 3, 2017