Putin’s reset

Maria Lipman Russia’s popular vote approving the ‘zeroing’ of Putin’s terms has been hailed by the regime as a triumphant …

Out of the unknown

Ingo Petz On 9 August, presidential elections will take place in Belarus. These are elections that are not elections. Long-term …

A window of opportunity

Thomas Hylland Eriksen Our slowed-down, cooled-down, scaled-down lives during the pandemic are evidence that quality of life does not depend …

Post-pandemic Russia

Irina Borogan Andrei Soldatov Vladimir Putin’s anger and jealousy has taken down many proactive leaders throughout Russia – and left …

Final act

The repression of the judiciary in Poland Marta Bucholc Maciej Komornik   The ruling of the European Court of Justice …

Selling sex in the pandemic

Corona crisis reveals grassroots support   Boglárka Fedorkó   When crisis hits, vulnerable groups suffer. And sex workers, already enduring precarity, …

What do we want to bet?

The economics of real estate: speculation and urban development Susanne Heeg   The spatial limits of speculation have been broken …

Lessons from an unfolding emergency

Jiří Přibáň   The pandemic prompts fundamental questions. How do we define society’s relationship to nature? How resilient are our …

(Im)Possible solidarities

Transnational feminist politics and the erotics of resistance Nikita Dhawan   Can street protests communicate justice for all? Political theorist …

La comuna o nada

Building an autonomous tenants movement in Los Angeles School of Echoes Los Angeles   Tenants are the new proletariat. Rents …

The Confused States of America

The first month of the pandemic in the US   George Blecher The Trump administration’s failing response to COVID-19 has …

The business of disinformation

Judit Szakács   Disinformation is not always ideologically motivated. On the contrary, most fake news websites serve primarily to make …

The degradation of politics

Italy’s problem with hate speech   Anna Carola Freschi   The Italian far-right’s use of social media to inflame hatred …

Blind in one eye

The Hungary question and the European People’s Party   Jacques Rupnik   The list of signatories to the statement issued …