Democracy in question

A Trumpian blip or a fundamental flaw in American democracy Shalini Randeria Timothy Snyder   Just as democracy has become …

The anatomy of Zoom fatigue

Geert Lovink   Covid has flooded our lives with online encounters and interactions. We work, minding our image on screen, …

Watching the watchmen

Kaya Genç New powers granted to the ‘bekçi’ – Turkey’s auxiliary police force – have led to a spate of …

Deserted amusement parks

How COVID-19 burst Italy’s tourism bubble Alessio Giussani   Italian cities are ordinarily international tourism hotspots. Their economic recovery post-lockdown …

Exile, dignity and love

An Istanbul story Ayşe Kadıoğlu Russian refugees influenced Istanbul’s cultural life from the 1920s despite the Turkification policies of the …

For a Belarusian res publica!

Osteuropa Olga Shparaga The nationalist opposition in Belarus has been marginalized, argues Coordinating Council member Olga Shparaga. National heroes and …

Paradise lost?

Vlasta Kordová The removal in April of the monument to Red Army general Ivan Konev in Prague and the rehabilitation …

Enter the people!

Artur Klinaŭ Osteuropa   Events in Belarus have departed radically from the script. Putin may have been gambling on a …

After populism

Jan Sowa Instead of looking at populists’ lies, it’s worth taking a look at the few truths they rely on: …

Incident

Or three short essays on solidarity Mykola Riabchuk In the absence of civic traditions and positive social capital, society often …